This powerpoint explains the Scott vs. Sanford case and the famous Dred Scott decision. Students are asked to consider several critical thinking discussion questions and explain the effects of the decision. Created for 7th grade, but can be used as an introduction to the Dred Scott decision for high school students, or as a part of a larger Causes of the Civil War unit for all secondary grades.
Download includes powerpoint, student worksheet with discussion questions and teacher notes and answer key. With discussion, activities should take approximately one class period (1 hour).