Lesson Five: The Issue of Slavery: Is Compromise the Answer?

Lesson Plan:

Students research eighteenth century historical decisions regarding the admission of new states into the Union and the issue of slavery. Student groups create timelines of significant events and evaluate how these decisions contributed to the pending civil war.

Teacher Resources:

Timeliner Software or Kidspiration (timelines can also be done by hand on paper)
Timeliner Software Tutorials


5.1: Events leading up to the Civil War: Group Timeline Research Questions

Lesson Resources:

Image of Missouri Compromise Line

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