Create a deeper level of understanding using a hands-on map activity.
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
TpT Purchase Credit:
Each time you provide feedback for a purchase, TpT will award you credits that lower the cost of future purchases. You can find the feedback button beside each purchase on your “My Purchases” page. Feedback can also be used to share successes in the classroom and creative ideas for using the resources purchased.
Want a FREE resource each month? Click on the green star to follow Literacy in Focus, and you will be sent the monthly freebie!
©Literacy In Focus