Missouri Compromise Map Lesson
In this lesson, students will create a map illustrating the Missouri Compromise. Map directions require students to label the states and territories, color-code free and slave areas, and identify lands owned by Spain. The assignment also includes fill-in-the-blanks highlighting Henry Clay and the specifics of the Missouri Compromise. Students will need access to a reference source showing the United States in 1820. Projecting a completed map is another option. Students should have a clear understanding of the Missouri Compromise after completing this map lesson.
Additional resources covering the Missouri Compromise:
Dividing a Nation: The Road to Civil War Close Read
Dred Scott Close Reading, Mapping Activity, and Summary Writing
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