History of Us
Book 6 Chapter 1-10
Eric L Knowlton School
You must complete 50 points worth of activities to move on to
the Meets Layer.
Mrs. Perkins (5 points) ______/______
independently (5 points) ______/______
flash cards for 20 new words, learn them and be prepared to have me
choose several and quiz you (10 points) _____/_____
handout for outlines, write an outline for each chapter (20
cover for each chapter, be sure it shows the subject of each chapter
(10 points) _____/_____
pages 2 and 3 explain the advantages and disadvantages between the
North and the South, then make a venn diagram or graphic organizer to
display the similarities and differences between the North and the
South (20 points) ______/______
the front page of a newspaper describing the fall of Fort Sumter (5
political cartoon and explain it in a well written paragraph (5 points)
*Answer the following questions: (10 points= 2 points a piece) _____/_____
^Why did both the North and the South believe the war would be over quickly?
^What was the rebel yell?
^Did President Lincoln hate slave owners? Why/why not?
^Describe the first Battle of Bull Run, include where it was fought, who won, why people went to watch it and what happened to them.
^Explain how slavery was almost abolished in 1831 by Thomas Jefferson’s grandson.
(remember to use complete
sentences when answering questions)
*Create a body biography of an important person found in chapters 1-10 (10 points)____/____
(draw an outline of your
character’s body, in the middle of the body write at least
10 facts about the character, you may decorate your
poster showing the advantages of the North and the advantages of the
South (10 points) ____/____
(choose 2, up to 20 points total)
the bottom of page 43, read the entire quote by President Lincoln and
explain it in a well written paragraph. ____/____
from page 47: “In the Senate, Davis followed the path of South
Carolina’s Senator John C. Calhoun and argued for Southern
power, for the extension of slavery into Western
territories, for the right of a state to secede.
Those were the issues that would cause the South to leave the Union.”
Explain this quote in a well written paragraph. _____/_____
at the picture on page 53, create your own picture of the account of
Burns’ story. Read the details in each picture to determine the
artist’s point of view. How does the artist want people to view the
*Imagine you are a reporter covering the Battle of Manassas (Bull Run). Write an article about the battle, create a headline for the report, end with a prediction about the course of the Civil War. Draw a picture to go along with your article_____/_____
who, what, when where, why)
graphic organizer, such as a web, to record information about three of
the following: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman,
Jefferson Davis, Stephen Douglas, Nat Turner, Abraham Lincoln. Include;
major achievements, their early life, important events in their
Exceeds Layer (choose 1, 30 points)
dialogue/conversation between President Lincoln and Stephen Douglas in
which the two men debate slavery. What were their views, opinions,
*Look at page 11, focus on the enslaved man in the photo on the right. Read the following quote from the Declaration of Independence: ”We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
In a well written paragraph
explain the quote then re-write it so it reflects/includes the issue of
years people who didn’t like slavery kept quiet. Was this wrong? Put
yourself in the shoes of a Northerner in the 1830’s. You’ve just
attended a rally of “troublemakers” called abolitionists. How would you
react to their ideas? In what ways would they challenge your silence?
Write a diary entry in which you describe your feelings about
abolitionists, slavery, and what you think your future actions will be.
Consider that wrongs are all around us today, yet we often do not get
involved unless the situation affects us directly. We also tend to see
those who challenge old ways as being “troublemakers”. What wrong is
happening today and how can you get involved to bring about change for
perform a dramatic interpretation of an important event from the
chapters you read.____/____
*Create a picture book for young children showing the life of Abraham Lincoln ____/____