America: The Story of Us to teach students about the differences between the north and south and how this affected them in the coming Civil War. It discusses in detail;
- The northern and southern economy
- Slavery and how people like Frederick Douglass fought it.
- The Causes and beginning of the Civil War
This guide helps students identify key moments and information from the film, and comes with a link to the online version of the video. Use it in class, as an introduction, or for a take-home extension.