Webster-Hayne Senate Debate! Students analyze the Beginnings of Civil War!
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In this highly-engaging and Common Core focused lesson, students analyze the controversial Webster-Hayne Debate between Daniel Webster and Robert Hayne in the buildup to the American Civil War!
Students begin with an introductory reading assignment that outlines the Webster-Hayne Debate. This can either serve as an introduction or an all-inclusive resource if your time is limited!
Then, students examine one of the three different versions of text from the Webster-Haybe Senate Debate. Three versions are provided for you to easily modify for lower or higher level readers. As students analyze the debate, they will fill out the "Four Steps" on the accompanying worksheet. Students will capture the key terminology, the main ideas, who would agree with either side, and finally a political cartoon of the debate!
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The Webster-Hayne Senate Debate! Students analyze the Beginnings of Civil War!
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