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Slavery and a Dividing Nation UNIT

Slavery and a Dividing Nation UNIT
Slavery and a Dividing Nation UNIT
Slavery and a Dividing Nation UNIT
Slavery and a Dividing Nation UNIT
Slavery and a Dividing Nation UNIT
Slavery and a Dividing Nation UNIT
Slavery and a Dividing Nation UNIT
Slavery and a Dividing Nation UNIT
Product Description
Slavery. Civil War.

This Slavery and a Dividing Nation UNIT download includes a total of 9 PowerPoint presentations, 27+ graphic organizer pages, study guide and 3-page test (teacher key included). The study guide and test are Word documents which can be modified or changed to meet the needs of your classroom.

By downloading this unit you are saving significantly more than if you were to buy each PowerPoint presentation and graphic organizer separately.

NOTE: The lessons in this unit are PowerPoint documents. The text in the PowerPoint presentation(s) can be altered, as can the order of the slides, transitions between slides, and animation of bullet points. The photos and proprietary fonts (in the titles and backgrounds) have been “digitally flattened” and are NOT ALTERABLE. This protects against copyright violation. Thank you for your understanding!

Here are the lessons found in the Slavery and a Dividing Nation unit:

Lesson 1: Northern Industry v Cotton Kingdom
Lesson 2: Nat Turner Slave Codes
Lesson 3: Reformers and the Underground Railroad
Lesson 4: Missouri Compromise
Lesson 5: Compromise of 1850
Lesson 6: Kansas Nebraska Act Bleeding Kansas
Lesson 7: Dred Scott Decision
Lesson 8: Lincoln Douglas Debates
Lesson 9: Fort Sumter Southern Secession
UNIT: Slavery and a Dividing Nation

Each PowerPoint presentation in this unit contains:
- Vocabulary (matched to the graphic organizer).
- Primary or secondary source excerpt(s) for students to interpret.
- An overall Thinking Focus Question.
- At least one or more: Make a Prediction, Make a Connection, and What Do You Think? questions.

Specific topics in this unit include:
Eli Whitney
Cotton Kingdom
Cotton Gin
Cash crop
Slave codes
Denmark Vesey
Nat Turner
American Colonization Society
Frederick Douglass
William Lloyd Garrison
Underground Railroad
Harriet Tubman
Missouri Compromise
Slave state
Free state
Manifest Destiny
Wilmot Proviso
Free Soil Party
Compromise of 1850
Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
Civil War
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Kansas-Nebraska Act
Border Ruffians
John Brown
Bleeding Kansas
Charles Sumner
Preston Brooks
Dred Scott
Republican Party
John C. Fremont
James Buchanan
Abraham Lincoln
Stephen Douglas
Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
Fort Sumter
Robert Anderson

The companion 3-page graphic organizer that accompanies each PowerPoint presentation will help students organize, comprehend, and retain the information presented in the slides! Aligned to the Common Core standards, the well-designed graphic organizer consist of two pages entitled, “My In Class Note-Taking,” and one page entitled, “Applying My Knowledge.”

“My In Class Note-Taking” pages graphically organize the most important material in the PowerPoint presentation. These are the "nuts and bolts" upon which students should focus and take notes. Each graphic organizer is aligned to one or more of the Common Core standards.

“Applying My Knowledge” handout is designed to challenge students to apply the information they have learned from the PowerPoint presentation and the two page “My In Class Note-Taking” graphic organizer. The assignment incorporates higher-level thinking skills and asks students to actively “do” something with the information to demonstrate their learning. This page can be used for homework or completed in class the next day.

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Total Pages
9 PowerPoint presentations 27-page graphic organizers, 1 page study guide, 3 page test
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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