This is a group project lesson for students to complete in class to learn about the compromises, acts, and events that led up to the Civil War.
I used this project as a three day, in-class research project. We spent two days on research and one day for presentations. Following each presentation, I went into a little more detail about the topic and made sure that the students had the notes they needed.
This project covers the following topics:
The Missouri Compromise of 1820
The Fugitive Slave Act
The Compromise of 1850
The 3/5ths Compromise
The Kansas-Nebraska Act
This activity was written for 8th grade students as per the Essential Standards for NC.