USA History / Mr.Saindon
Monday, March 27 to Friday, March 31
Countdown to The Civil War
Students will understand how a variety of events compounded to create the boiling tensions leading into the Civil War.
Harriet Tubman and the Abolitionist movement
What was the Underground Railroad and how did it operate?
The Civil War
1. Compare/contrast/analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the Union and Confederacy.
2. Compare/contrast the goals and strategies of the Union and Confederacy.
3. Evaluate major events of the Civil War.
4. Be able to explain what happened at Gettysburg
Life in the West:
What were the
of the groups that moved west in the 1800's?
Scroll to the bottom for instructions on the Skits
There are 8 groups that moved WEST.
Scroll down to see each of the groups:
Group 1: The Explorers
John C. Freemont
Lewis and Clark: Parts 1 and 2
Group 2: The Californios
Juniper Serra and the California Missions Part 1
Juniper Serra and the California Missions Part 2
Group 3: The Mountain Men
Mountain Men: Jedediah Smith
Old West Legend Documentary
Mountain Man Documentary
Group 4: The Missionaries
Group 5: The Pioneer Women
Group 6: The Mormons
Group 7: The 49'ers - Gold Rush
Group 8: The Chinese
Act it Out
You be the Teacher
Group Topic: ______________________________________________
You have three days to:
Read the text and questions in the Interactive Notebook
Research at home on the internet
Collect at least three pics and two maps to bring into class
Write a 5 to 10 minute skit that ‘tells the story’ and addresses the central questions in the I.N.
Your skit must address the MOTIVES HARDSHIPS and LEGACIES of those groups moving west
Find a basic format and storyline and reinact/teach/portray what happened
Put together simple costumes
Practice and perform a 5-10 minute skit with several scenes