Prior to the Civil War

Prior to the Civil War
Prior to the Civil War
Prior to the Civil War
Prior to the Civil War
Prior to the Civil War
Prior to the Civil War
Prior to the Civil War
Prior to the Civil War
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The United States had won its freedom and kept it by the War of 1812 Victory. The nation was growing and expanding. New inventions allowed factories to thrive, and cash crops to rule. Cotton was king. The South became more and more wealthy with the growth and sale of cotton to the North and Europe. Everything seemed perfect, except it wasn't. The South had a deep respect for honor and family but did not see all people as their equal. In fact, the South was growing due to slave labor. Millions of people would be forced into slavery, auctioned, and sold to work land under tragic conditions.
The North did not see slavery as a positive institution. Abolitionists were rising, and the North was trying to make change. The U.S. government tried to avoid the topic of slavery and made compromises to appease both the North and the South. However, compromises only work if they are kept. The South changed the rules by bringing in the Kansas Nebraska Act. Abolitionists in the North ignored the fugitive slave law and helped escaped slaves to freedom. The South got angry, and the North got angry. Housewives were becoming famous writers, attacks were taken out on slaveholding farms, and escaped slaves were calling for change. Bounty hunters searched throughout the nation for runaway slaves. The United States was divided, and the Union was in an uproar. Could this nation stay United?

This set focuses on the antebellum era of the United States. Each standard is covered by reading comprehension passages with text evidence questioning and a written response question. Along with these passages are interactive notebook pieces, research writing pieces (with QR Codes), visuals, activities, and extra QR codes for more research and deepening each students' understanding.

This set is a MUST have for teaching social studies. It also correlates well with the reading block for those who do not have enough time to teach history individually each day.

p.2-6 – Thanks, Preview, & Contents
p.7 - Social Studies Standards List
p.8-23– Vocabulary Strips and Definition Strips (34 words and 34 definitions)
p.30 – Vocabulary Spinner (Interactive Notebook Piece)
p.25-30 – 18 Timeline Cards (color & b/w)
p.31-38 – Standards on Display Visuals (color & b/w)
p.39 – Antebellum South Reading Comprehension Passage
p.40 – The Peculiar Institution Reading Comprehension Passage
p.41 – Factories and Immigrants Reading Comprehension Passage
p.42 – Plantation vs. Factory (Interactive Notebook Piece)
p.43 – Impact of the Railroad Reading Comprehension Passage
p.44-45 – Visual of Triangular Trade (color & b/w)
p46-47 – Triangular Trade (Interactive Notebook Piece)
p.48-51 – Slave Life Reality Visuals (color & b/w)
p.52-53 – Southern Contradictions (Interactive Notebook Piece)
p.54 – Comparing the North & South Visual Comprehension
p.55 – Knowing the North & South Identification Activity
p.56 – Sectioning the Country Activity
p.57-58 – North, South, & West Sectionalism (Interactive Notebook Piece)
p.59 – State Sort into North or South (Interactive Notebook Piece)
p.60-61 – North & South Tree Maps (Interactive Notebook Pieces)
p.62 – The Underground Railroad Reading Comprehension Passage
p.63-64 – Mini Quilt Code Visuals
p.65-68 – Quilted Code Pocket (Interactive Notebook Piece)
p.69-70 – Quilt Code (Interactive Notebook Piece)
p.71 – Sojourner Truth Reading Comprehension Passage
p.72-75 – Sojourner Research Brochure (Interactive Notebook Piece)
p.76 – Grimke Sisters Reading Comprehension Passage
p.77-79 – Angelina Grimke Weaving (Interactive Notebook Piece)
p.80- ☀Douglass & Garrison Reading Comprehension Passage
p.81-85 – William Lloyd Garrison Research and Writing Project
p.86-90 - ☀Frederick Douglass Research and Writing Project
p.91-94 – ☀Comparing Douglass, Truth, and Garrison (Interactive Notebook Pieces)
p.95-98 – ☀Missouri Compromise Visuals (color & b/w)
p.99- ☀The Compromise of 1850 Reading Comprehension Passage
p.100 – ☀Kansas Nebraska Act Reading Comprehension Passage
p.101 - ☀Comparing the Compromise of 1850 & the Kansas Nebraska Act (Interactive Notebook Piece)
p.102-103 – ☀Acts & Compromises Matchbooks (Interactive Notebook Pieces)
p.104 – Harriet & Uncle Tom Reading Comprehension Passage
p.105 – Harriet Beecher Stowe QR Code Research (Interactive Notebook Piece)
p.106 – Northern Truth & Southern Pride Reading Comprehension Passage
p.107-108 – Brooks Attack on Sumner Reaction (Interactive Notebook Piece)
p.109 – John Brown’s Raid Reading Comprehension Passage
p.110-111 – John Brown’s Timeline (Interactive Notebook Piece)
p.112-116 – The Power of One QR Research of Historical Figures (Interactive Notebook Piece)
p.117 – Teacher’s Master QR Codes
p.118-130 – Student QR Codes (full color, light color, & printer-friendly versions)
p.131 - Credit

☀ - These are articles and interactive notebook pieces found in the 4th grade series. These articles and pieces are the same in both sets.

Students summarize the events leading up to the Civil War.

►5.1 Compare and contrast the myth of the Antebellum South to the realities of the region including
→the harshness of slavery
→increased immigration to urban areas
→growth of railroads.

►5.2 Interpret the sectional differences between the North and the South in economics, transportation, and population.

►5.3 Use primary sources to analyze samples of abolition leaders’ writings and their stance on slavery, including:
→Sojourner Truth
→☀Frederick Douglass
→the Grimke sisters
→☀William Lloyd Garrison

►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
→Uncle Tom’s Cabin
→☀Compromise of 1850
→Brook’s attack on Sumner
→☀Kansas-Nebraska Act
→John Brown’s Raid
→Dred Scott case

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