Pre-Civil War

Pre-Civil War
Pre-Civil War
Pre-Civil War
Pre-Civil War
Pre-Civil War
Pre-Civil War
Pre-Civil War
Pre-Civil War
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27 MB|54 pages
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Events that Lead up to the Civil War


5.1 Compare and contrast the myth of the Antebellum South to the realities of the region.
-Powerpoint which covers the antebellum period. It contains video links and an activity for students to complete in which they use the map on the powerpoint to correctly color the free states and slave states.
-Biography videos of Senator John C. Calhoun and Abolitionist Frederick Douglass (two from the time period who had opposing views of slavery in America prior to the Civil War
-Two primary source speeches one from Senator John C. Calhoun and a rebuttal from Abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
-Venn diagram handout for students to use while comparing and contrasting these two primary source speeches

5.2 Interpret the sectional differences between the North and the South in economics,
transportation, and population.
-powerpoint showing the differences between the Northern and Southern states before the Civil War. It also has a video which gives a quick recap of everything discussed in the powerpoint. To conclude the lesson there is a reading passage and comparison chart which can be used as a formative assessment, or as simply a group work activity.

5.3 Use primary sources to analyze multiple samples of abolition leaders’ writings and their stance on slavery.
-This product contains a short powerpoint to introduce the abolitionists, William Lloyd Garrison and Sojourner Truth. It also has video links which provide a short biography of each. The product has two primary source documents, a speech from each. It also has analysis questions to go with each.

5.4 Draw on information from multiple print or digital resources explaining the events that made slavery a national issue during the mid-19th century, including:
-Missouri Compromise
-Compromise of 1850
-John Brown’s Raid
-Uncle Tom’s Cabin
-Kansas-Nebraska Act
-Dred Scott case
-Brooks’s attack on Sumner

Included in this product:
-One Powerpoint explaining each of the above events
-Five Primary Source Documents
-Three Primary Source Analysis Activities
-Two Handouts (for the Analysis Activities)
-Four Video Links
-Link to Full Copy of Uncle Tom's Cabin (The Children's Version)
Total Pages
54 pages
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