Need an engaging social studies lesson for your upper elementary students? This Lincoln-Douglas debate close read and inferencing activity is sure to make your students think about the importance of debates.
In 1858, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas debated in seven Illinois towns while they were running for the Illinois Senate--and Lincoln lost! They would later run against each other for President of the United States in two years... and we all know how that turned out.
-Photo Inference Activity
-2 Page Close Reading Passage
-Text Dependent Questions with highlighting evidence - Aligned to ILS
-Exit Ticket of higher level questions