The Road to the Civil War Bundle - 1850s America - US History Common Core

The Road to the Civil War Bundle - 1850s America - US History Common Core
The Road to the Civil War Bundle - 1850s America - US History Common Core
The Road to the Civil War Bundle - 1850s America - US History Common Core
The Road to the Civil War Bundle - 1850s America - US History Common Core
The Road to the Civil War Bundle - 1850s America - US History Common Core
The Road to the Civil War Bundle - 1850s America - US History Common Core
The Road to the Civil War Bundle - 1850s America - US History Common Core
The Road to the Civil War Bundle - 1850s America - US History Common Core
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The following is a 2-3 day (75 minute periods), common core-based bundle on 1850s America as the nation drifted towards disunion. This lesson contains a variety of student-centered activities that promote critical thinking and class discussion.

Topics covered in this lesson:
• Popular sovereignty
• Compromise of 1850
• Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
• Personal liberty laws
• Uncle Tom’s Cabin
• Kansas-Nebraska Act
• Bleeding Kansas
• Caning of Charles Sumner
• Scott v. Sandford

Activities utilized in this lesson:
• Do now that appropriately sets up the lesson
• Review questions
• Compromise of 1850 activity – Which region wins?
• Primary and secondary source analysis with questions
• Development of an argument – Personal liberty laws
• Uncle Tom’s Cabin analysis
• Political cartoon analysis
• Epitaph writing activity
• Over 30 fact-based and critical thinking questions
• Enormous opportunities for class discussion
• Includes 12 slide PowerPoint presentation with period photographs, maps, brief notes, and political cartoons
• Also includes homework assignment – Hinton Helper reading with questions


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12 slides, 10 pages
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