1850-1860: Sectionalism and Antecedents of the Civil War
What events, ideas and trends accelerated the slide to Civil War?
A Republican Campaign Leaflet
This four-day lesson plan will turn your classroom into the Headquarters of the fledgling Republican Party as you seek to establish your platform and have your candidate prevail over the Democrat in the 1856 election. With tension and hostility growing between North and South, there is growing danger of civil war. Can your candidate unite the nation and keep the peace? This lesson specifies learning outcomes, activities and procedures and a grading rubric. Suggested time: 4-6 class periods.9 credits ⓘ Credits worth $1 each, buy more and get discount
The Year That Was
What year of the 1850’s, more than any other, best explains the outbreak of the American Civil War? Students examine events in the slide to war between the North and South, all the while interpreting history and its heroes, villains, blunders and coincidences. Suggested time: 6-8 class periods15 credits ⓘ Credits worth $1 each, buy more and get discount