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North and South Pre-Civil War Unit

Grade levels 5th – 11thHomeschool
Subjects:  Social Studies – History, U.S. History
Description

This is a comprehensive bundle loaded with new, Common Core activities that are guided by key concepts for Social Science. This Pre-Civil War, Worlds of North and South packet has vigor and fun with tons of Common Core options. 

 

Teachers can pick and choose from a bundle packed full of notes formats, Common Core readings and worksheets, projects and activities that fit your needs and teaching style the best. The packet includes:

 

I. Content Instruction & Vocabulary Building

The content in this bundle is not just a random selection of activities with unclear expectations. The instructional content was designed with the framework of the key concepts of U.S. history, including political, social and economic development.

 

⭐1. Innovation and Transportation of the Early 1800s Common Core Reading, Graphic Organizer and Advertisement Activity

 

⭐2. Sectionalism Reading and Worksheet with Common Core Writing Extension

 

⭐3. Women’s Rights Reformers Gallery Walk, Graphic Organizer, and Common Core Writing Activity

 

⭐4. North and South Vocabulary set with three assignment options, games, and a quiz.

 

⭐5. 25 Warm-ups! Skill-Based, Mini-Lessons that can be used as a daily warm-up or an interactive student-centered review.

 

II. Activities, Guided Practice and Common Core Readings 

 

⚡1. North and South Interpreting Graph Stations and Graphic Organizers

 

⚡2. North and South Interdependence Mini-project Investigation Activity

 

⚡3. Coming of the Railroad Common Core Reading and Graphic Organizer

 

⚡4. Slave VS Factory Worker Primary Source Common Core Reading and Writing Activity

 

⚡5. Uncle Tom’s Cabin Primary Source Reading and Writing Activity

 

⚡6. Immigration in the Early 1800s Internet Investigation Activity. This is an outstanding webquest on a great, visual Library of Congress site.

 

⚡7. Venn Diagram Comparing the North and South

 

⚡8. Common Core Reading and Worksheet: Virginia’s Apology for Slavery

 

⚡9. The Declaration of Sentiments Primary Source Reading and Writing Activity

 

⚡10.Plantation Owner and Factory Owner Engaging  Pinterest Pinboard Activity

 

⚡11. Abolotion and Temperance Historical Snapshot Close Reading with 3 activity options!

 

III. Assessments and Review: 

 

✍1. Two-Part North and South DBQ (Document Based Questions) Assessment with 6 Primary Source Documents and Common Core Writing. This assessment is versatile with tons of teacher options for a differentiated classroom.

 

✍2. A Fantastic Key Concept Match Activity, with graphic organizers, a matching assignment and writing guides with 3 options.

 

✍3. Password Game Review

 

✍4.Worlds of North and South Quiz and Common Core Test – These assessments have students analyze primary source excerpts, support claims with evidence and make inferences from the text!

 

Our printable and Google Ready content is divided into 8 parts complete with quizzes for geography, vocabulary, and content with reading and writing skill focus. The bundles all have a similar structure for a familiar flow throughout The year. A scope and sequence is provided for easy planning:

I. HISTORY INVESTIGATION INTRODUCTION a fantastic introduction to content and reflection lesson! Students make predictions about learning for the unit.
II. GEOGRAPHY Loaded with instructional materials, geography activities, games, and quizzes!
III. VOCABULARY Tons of choices to ensure student success. Includes a variety of fun, individual and group activities, interactive learning cards sorts, Quizlet online links, class games, and a quiz!
IV. CONTENT INSTRUCTION- NOTES, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, CLOSE READINGS and STATIONS. The content instructional materials are both student-centered and teacher-driven depending on teacher preference:
V. ACTIVITIES Current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information.
IV. CONTENT INSTRUCTION- NOTES, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, CLOSE READINGS and STATIONS. The content instructional materials are both student-centered and teacher-driven depending on teacher preference:
V. ACTIVITIES  Current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information.
VI. BIG IDEAS REVIEW AND WRITING GUIDESIncludes an introduction, fun summative activities that have students categorize learned content, and great writing guides with essential questions.
VII. WARM-UPS or REVIEW These skill-based warm-ups can be used a daily or as a great review at the end of the unit:
VII. STUDY GUIDES AND ASSESSMENTS- Includes a comprehensive test study guide! Students pre-read the excerpts used in the test to define difficult words and create meaning before being exposed to content questions. The skill-based test that has students categorize, match, interpret text, and find the best evidence in a multiple-choice format!