Dred Scott Decision, Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Election of 1860, Fort Sumter
Causes of the Civil War
Causes of the Civil War: The Last Straw
Creation of the Republican Party, Election of 1856, Dred Scott Decision, Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Election of 1860, Firing at Fort Sumter, Secession
Aim: What finally started the Civil War?
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Included in this product:
• Title page
• Do Now - Map Analysis: Election of 1860 with scaffolding questions
• Republican Party Forms, Election of 1856, The Case of Dred Scott, Lincoln and Douglas Debate, Election of 1860, Fort Sumter reading passages with scaffolding questions for student responses - 6 DOCUMENTS!
• The Argument to Secede primary source newspaper analysis and corresponding argument/explanation graphic organizer for student responses
• Application/Closing/Higher Order Thinking Question for student understanding and application
• Answer Key for Teachers
Students will research, analyze, and use their critical thinking skills to read the passages and complete the scafolding questions. They will use details from the text and knowledge of Social Studies to brainstorm details and arguments to determine the South's reasons for secession and what finally causes the start of the Civil War!
★ NOTE: You can group your students according to your discretion for document analysis. I executive this activity in a variety of ways depending on the needs of my students - Station activity, document pass, or stationary group analysis!!
Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary, argument
Differentiation: scaffolding questions, cooperative (may work with a partner(s) according to teacher's discretion for scaffolding questions and activities)
★ You can find all of my Civil War lessons and activities HERE!
Cover page digital paper by Ashley Hughes
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