A History of Us
Book 6 Chapter 1-10

Jayne Perkins
Eric L Knowlton School
Berwick, Maine

Partially Meets Layer:  You must complete 50  points worth of activities to move on to the Meets Layer. 

*Read with Mrs. Perkins (5 points) ______/______ 

*Read independently (5 points) ______/______ 

*Make flash cards for 20 new words, learn them and be prepared to have me choose several and quiz you (10 points) _____/_____ 

*Using my handout for outlines, write an outline for each chapter (20 points)____/_____ 

*Design a cover for each chapter, be sure it shows the subject of each chapter (10 points) _____/_____ 

*Using 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) ______/______ 

*Create the front page of a newspaper describing the fall of Fort Sumter (5 points) ___/____ 

*Choose a 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 character) 

*Create a poster showing the advantages of the North and the advantages of the South (10 points) ____/____ 

Meets Layer (choose 2, up to 20 points total) 

*Look at the bottom of page 43, read the entire quote by President Lincoln and explain it in a well written paragraph. ____/____ 

*Quote 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. _____/_____ 

*Looking 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 incident?_____/_____ 

*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_____/_____

(include who, what, when where, why) 

*Create a 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 lives._____/_____ 

Exceeds Layer (choose 1, 30 points)

*Write a dialogue/conversation between President Lincoln and Stephen Douglas in which the two men debate slavery. What were their views, opinions, wants._____/_____ 

*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 American slavery.____/____ 

*For many 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 the good?____/____ 

*Write and 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 ____/____