Indian Removal Debate

8th grade, andrew jackson, debate, eighth grade, indians, primary sources, trail of tears, Tyson Bauerle

Split Decision: Slavery Compromises of the 1800s

8th grade, civil war, compromise, Compromise of 1850, eighth grade, jon bauer, kansas, Kansas-Nebraska Act, missouri compromise, slavery

Turning Points of the Civil War

8th grade, civil war, eighth grade, lesson plan, primary sources, tom angelo

Tom's lesson is designed to give students a chance to review the four turning points of the Civil War. They are then asked to explain the significance of these events in their own words. Students will use a variety of primary source documents in their research. They will also be using technology to present their findings.

Civil War Archives

8th grade, civil war, eighth grade, kathy bollenbach, project

Students research and create displays on a variety of Civil War topics and themes.

Handouts:
Civil War Archives Assignment and Rubric

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Survivor: Most Important Civil War Personalities

8th grade, civil war, eighth grade, group, jon bauer, lesson plan, survivor

Jon has students research specific Civil War personalities and then argue for which is the most important of the period. Students "vote off" the personalities until there is just one left - based on the TV show, Survivor.