Q4W3 Online Learning: April 13-17

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

Online Learning

Daily lesson plans are posted on Canvas

Tasks for the Week:

Unit Vocabulary – reword, illustrate and use the vocabulary using Nearpod or Canvas

Read the Newesla article on the Missouri Compromise and take the quiz and write the paragraph

Read the Newsla article on the Kansas-Nebraska Act and take the quiz and write the paragraph

Write a script portraying the Compromise of 1850

Participate in the class discussion on Canvas

Take the Compromises on Slavery Quiz on Canvas

Paper Option

Day 1: Unit Vocabulary

For each vocabulary word:

  • Reword the definition into your own words
  • Draw an illustration depicting it
  • Use the word in a sentence
  • Write a synonym and antonym 


  • Fugitive- someone running away
  • 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

Day 2:The Missouri Compromise

Read the Newsela article and take the quiz attached.

Day 3: The Compromise of 1850 and Kansas-Nebraska Act

Workbook Pages 501-504

Day 4/5:

Write a skit in which a Northerner and a Southerner discuss/argue whether or not the western territories should allow slavery. 


At least 3 arguments for each side

At least 4 vocabulary words



Assignments Due

Compromises on Slavery Quiz – due by 4/17

Paper Option – Skits

Additional Resources