North vs. South: How Civil was the Civil War Really?

8th grade, civil war, fiction, stacey noordhoek

The purpose of Stacey's lesson is to give students a basic understanding of the Civil War and how it impacted our nation’s history.  Students will examine research information, as well as, analyze positive and negative aspects of the Civil War. 

Bleeding Kansas and John Brown

7th grade, bleeding kansas, fiction, john brown, kandee muse, kansas, literature, novel


Kandee's lesson is designed to give students an overview of Bleeding Kansas. They will explore legislative acts, influential people, places, and events that helped shaped this turbulent time in American History. Students are introduced to the causes and effects of Bleeding Kansas. and how the question of slavery lead to the violence in the territory of Kansas.