To Secede or Not to Secede: Events Leading to the Civil War

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Should a teacher be allowed to "secede" from a school with his/her class and start a new program within the school? This question will guide your young historians as they learn about the road to secession prior to the Civil War in the United States.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

  • Some references are made to North Carolina, the resource's original publisher; however, the lesson can be adapted for any state
  • Learners may require more discussion or supplemental instruction before beginning culminating assignment
Pros

  • Great culminating assignment for ELLs, in which learners take a topic and create a corresponding newspaper headline, image, and caption (example included in resource)
  • Guided notes template and answer key provided
  • Well-designed PowerPoint presentation
Cons

  • None