Events Leading to the Civil War Word Sort is a great way for students to review the Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, Kansas-Nebraska Act, slave codes, Fugitive Slave Act, and Raid on Harper's Ferry. By sorting these terms and characteristics into categories, students can review the information in a new and meaningful way. This activity aligns with the Georgia Performance Standards for Social Studies in the 5th grade. It is great to use during your Civil War unit, or as a review for high-stakes testing (Milestones). This activity may work well for other states as well.
Included in this sort is:
-Student sheet with 6 categories and many clues.
-Large version of headings and cards for use on chart paper