Students are engaged when they are having fun. This activity is designed to be a fun way to explore the key individuals and ideas associated with the civil war.
Each student will be given an important individual from the civil war period to study and to represent during this simulation activity.
Students will explore
The issue of states rights vs. federal authority
The role that compromise had played during the years prior to the civil war
Important individuals who played a role in the outbreak of the civil war
An examination of the social, economic and political causes of the civil war
This activity includes
Character Identification Sheets
Post Activity Discussion/Question sheet
Post activity reflection sheet
Ideas for technology integration
Teacher notes page