This lesson is designed to last for an hour of class time or longer. Students will be provided with background information about some more causes of the Civil War. They will show what they know by completing engaging classroom activities and answering various depths of knowledge of questions related to the lesson.
At the end of this lesson, students are expected to answer the following questions:
o Explain how Lincoln-Douglas Debates, John Brown’s Raid, and the Election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 increased tensions between the North and the South?
o Assess whether or not there are commonalities between the Election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and the reelection of President Obama in 2012?
This lesson will provide students with a classroom activity, lesson extension, and project ideas. The main lesson will require students to break up into learning groups and answer various open-ended questions. Once they have completed these questions they will engage in a group discussion.
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