Lesson

Forces of Unity and Division

Lesson Overview

Students will read letters written in history and see how they tell the story of the past and what society and the culture was like at the time.  After learning more about sectionalism and the division occurring during Antebellum Era, each student group will create infographs that analyze their primary sources. Each group, as a culminating activity,  will create a presentation, using their analysis of the three issues from their infographs. The presentation should answer the essential question. The presentation will be presented to the class and the class will vote as to whether they successfully proved their point of view as to whether sectionalism caused the issues or the issues were caused by sectionalism.

Duration
Multiple days
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

During the Antebellum era did social, economic, and political issues create sectionalism, or did sectionalism create the issues?    

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

8

Social Studies English Language Arts

Online Resource for Creating Infographics:
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Lesson Created By: Lori Powers

Lesson Partners: Lexington/Richland School District 5, ETV Education