Q4W2: March 27- 31

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #29
Unit of InstructionAntebellum North and South
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.4.6 Identify technological improvements (inventions/inventors) that contributed to industrial growth. 

SS.8.A.4.7 Explain the causes, course, and consequences (industrial growth, subsequent effect on children and women) of New England’s textile industry.

SS.8.A.4.10 Analyze the impact of technological advancements on the agricultural economy and slave labor.

SS.8.A.5.2 Analyze the role of slavery in the development of sectional conflict.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Essential Question: How does geography impact how we live?

  • I can describe the characteristics of the pre-Civil War North and South.
  • I can compare and contrast the North and South.
  • I can evaluate the impacts of the differences between the two regions.
  • I can articulate the differences in social, economic, and legal status of slaves in the antebellum South
  • I can speculate why the institution of slavery existed
  • I can identify some of the arguments offered by 19th century abolitionist and pro-slavery groups
Classroom Activities


Southern Society Quiz

Northern Life

Age of Reform

Tuesday – 

Finish Notes

North Read Through Lesson 1


North Read Through Lesson 2


Extra Credit: Due when we take the test

  • Draw a cartoon, write a story or write a skit that compares the Antebellum North and South.
  • Include:
  • At least 4 ways they are similar/different (points)
  • How someone from each region might have felt about themselves
  • How someone from each region might have felt about the other region


Northern Society Quiz – use notes and Read Throughs to study


Documents – Map1 Map2 Map3 Map4 Map5 Map6 Map7

Using these questions to analyze the maps – Pre-War Questions

North and South Paragraph

  • Was life in the North and South in the 1800’s more different or more similar?
  • Include how similar/different they were:
  • 4 ways Economically (money/wealth/trade/industry) (4 pts)
  • 3 ways Socially (how people lived) (3 pts)
  • Cite at least 3 of the maps/evidence from them (3 pts)
Assignments Due

North and South Paragraph


Additional Resources