To understand how the North, South, and West looked at issues from a sectional point of view.
1 class period
My students have really enjoyed the variety of things to do in this lesson, and I think yours will, too.
Class members begin by completing 20 sentences about the North and South by filling in missing words that contain letter clues.
Using information learned in those sentences, students then answer a Thought Question pertaining to the economies of the North and South to develop critical thinking skills.
The activity continues with students interpreting charts showing sectional differences in order to answer a series of questions, as well as complete several circle graphs. There is another Thought Question as well to further develop critical thinking skills.
A fun Map Exercise concludes this lesson to show which states were free states and slaves states as the Civil War drew near. I provide my kids with colored pencils, which they always love to use when doing mapwork.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.