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White Southerners'
Defense of Slaveholding

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Subject:Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Ed. & Technology
Grade:6-8, 9-12

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Students work in small groups to study transcriptions of articles from two Augusta County (Virginia) newspapers to see how white Southerners defended the institution of slavery.

Objectives

Students

  • examine opinions related to slavery and slavery laws during the Civil War period,
  • gain a greater understanding of how differing political views and ideologies between the North and South led to the Civil War,
  • demonstrate research skills using the Internet,
  • work together in cooperative groups.

Keywords

Civil War, slave, Confederate, Union, editorial, opinion, newspaper

Materials Needed

computers with Internet access, paper, pens or pencils

Lesson Plan

Go to the lesson at White Southerners' Defense of Slaveholding

Assessment

Assessment is included in the lesson.

Lesson Plan Source

Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War

Submitted By

Alice Carter

National Standards

Language Arts:
NL-ENG.K-12.2
NL-ENG.K-12.3
NL-ENG.K-12.7
NL-ENG.K-12.8

Social Sciences:
NSS-USH.5-12.5

Originally published 06/05/2000
Links last updated 03/18/2007