Q4, Wk1

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #29
Unit of InstructionAntebellum North and South
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.4.6 Identify technological improvements (inventions/inventors) that contributed to industrial growth. 

SS.8.A.4.7 Explain the causes, course, and consequences (industrial growth, subsequent effect on children and women) of New England’s textile industry.

SS.8.A.4.10 Analyze the impact of technological advancements on the agricultural economy and slave labor.

SS.8.A.5.2 Analyze the role of slavery in the development of sectional conflict.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • I can describe the characteristics of the pre-Civil War North and South.
  • I can compare and contrast the North and South.
  • I can evaluate the impacts of the differences between the two regions.
  • I can articulate the differences in social, economic, and legal status of slaves in the antebellum South
  • I can speculate why the institution of slavery existed
  • I can identify some of the arguments offered by 19th century abolitionist and pro-slavery groups
Classroom Activities

Day 1



Comparison of North and South 

North and South Paragraph – Comparison and analyzing impacts

Day 2:


Students work on Chapter 14 Workbook Packet – due 4/8-9

Day 3:



Students work in groups to analyze primary sources from the South

Discussion on Slavery

I .. response reflections


Assignments Due

North and South Paragraphs

Graded In-Class discussion

Slavery Reflections

Additional Resources