The teachers will show a PowerPoint presentation to review social studies standards, the Antebellum time period, social classes, and photos of people from the time period. Students will re-create the photos as tableaus and will write original dialogue from the perspective of the subjects of the photos.
How can tableaus be used as an acting tool for various characters/people?
What was life like in South Carolina during the antebellum period?
What were the different classes of people in South Carolina and what were their lives like during the antebellum period?
What impact did the cotton gin have on slavery in the South?
What role did slavery play in South Carolina’s secession from the Union?
What were many South Carolinians fearful of abolitionists?
Why did South Carolinians have such a strong belief in states’ rights?
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
- PowerPoint Presentation
- Various photos of the Antebellum period showing multiple classes of people.
Sticky notes, pencils
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Lesson Created By: ShomoneikBrown
Lesson Partners: ABC (Arts in Basic Curriculum)