This is a fun, creative way to get your students thinking about the differences between the regions in the antebellum era. Divide students into groups and assign them different regions. Each region comes with a set of vocabulary terms they will need to define in their rap, as well as a few questions to answer. Since a great rap battle includes some boasting and bravado, this is can be a really fun way to get kids up and presenting and even a little bit silly with history. Encourage them to get into it!