Q4W3: April 12-16

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #32
Unit of InstructionAntebellum North and South
Standard(s) Taught

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

SS.8.A.5.1 Explain the causes, course, and consequence of the Civil War
(sectionalism, slavery, states’ rights, balance of power in the Senate). 

SS.8.A.4.2 Describe the debate surrounding the spread of slavery into western
territories and Florida

SS.8.A.4.1 Examine the causes, course, and consequences of United States westward
expansion and its growing diplomatic assertiveness (Wilmot Proviso,
Compromise of 1850, Kansas Nebraska Act, Lincoln-Douglas Debates). 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • I can explain how the spread of slavery caused conflict between North and South
  • I can explain how the Compromises of 1820, 1850 and the Kansas Nebraska Act both stopped and created further conflict
Classroom Activities

Day 1: 



  • Popular Sovereignty – allowing the people to vote on slavery
  • Civil War – a war between citizens of the same country
  • Border Ruffians- pro-slavery supporters who crossed the border
  • Arsenal – a place where weapons are kept
  • Martyr- a person who dies for a cause
  • States Rights – theory that individual states are independent and can control themselves

Compromises on Slavery – Notes

1850 Compromise – Compromise of 1850 WS

Compromises Paragraph: 

  • What caused compromises over slavery to fail?
  • Thesis (2pts)
  • At least 1 vocab word (2pts)
  • 3 reasons/supports for thesis (6pts)

Day 2: ONLINE – NO Zoom Today

Bellringer/Vocbulary Review

Textbook page 444 1-7

Day 3:

Bellringer/Vocabulary Review

Road to Civil War – Notes/Discussion

DBQ- What caused the Civil War?


In Class – 

With a group, use the documents to answer the question and present it on a whiteboard. 

Online – 

Answer the question “What caused the Civil War”


Thesis (2 pts)

At least 4 cited pieces evidence from the documents that support your claim. (8 pts)

Assignments Due

Compromises on Slavery Paragraph

DBQ Response

Additional Resources

Antebellum Study Guide – Test on Monday/Tuesday