Read and listen to the overview of the Civil War to gain additional background knowledge to what you already know.
*Headphones are ideal for individual use within group setting.
Read the Comparing Cultures and Economies Chart below.
Now, hop into a time machine and go back to 1861. Which side would you represent, the North or the South, why?
Using what you learned from the Comparing Culture and Economies Chart, turn and talk to an elbow partner near you that is ready to discuss the following 3 prompts listed below in the Comparing Culture and Economies Essay prompt. ***One person talk about the South*** ***Another person talk about the North***
Take a few minutes to scan the second photo below. Look at the body language, the setting, and objects.
On the same scrap paper, jot down what you notice.
If you are stuck with what you are observing, what do you think these individuals are thinking? What do you think they are talking about? Are they from the North or the South? How do you know? What are their emotions displaying?
After you have analyzed these two primary source images, go to the middle of the classroom with your piece of scrap paper and have conversations with your classmates about what you wrote down about the two photographs. Do you have the same responses, feelings, and/or ideas?