Musical Chairs Game- Causes of the Civil War
Musical Chairs is a fun way to review and reinforce the many causes of the American Civil War. As the music plays, students move around the room in the path delineated by the teacher. For instance, if desks are in rows, students might move up then down each row. When the music stops, students grab a seat and a review question is read. Whoever is sitting in the desk with that answer taped to it is the winner! The music begins again . . .
There are answers for 30 desks. If there are more than 30 desks in your room, the game still works. The desks with no answer taped to them will be, for sure, the desks that no student wants to claim.
Each answer has two or three clues. So even though a particular desk has been the winner once, it might be a winner again.
• Instructions for teacher and students
• Terms ready to be cut out and taped to desks
• Two or three clues for each term
Worksheet for Compromise of 1820, Compromise of 1850 & Kansas-Nebraska Act
This 20-question worksheet hones in on just three of the often-confused pieces of legislation that contributed so greatly to the start of the Civil War- the Compromise of 1820, the Compromise of 1850 and the Kansas-Nebraska Act. The purpose of the activity is to reinforce details of the three and to help students differentiate between them. An answer sheet is included.
• 20-question worksheet
• Answer page
Included in this packet is a handout for students listing fourteen causes of the Civil War in chronological order.