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Lesson Plan: The Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Act

Details of the Lesson

Subject: History

Grade Level: High School

Duration: 1 hour

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the details of the Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Act
  • Understand the impact of the Compromise of 1850 on the delay of the Civil War
  • Can analyze primary sources related to the Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Act

Methodology

The lesson will begin with a brief lecture on the Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Act. Students will then work in pairs to analyze primary sources related to the Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Act. Finally, students will participate in a class discussion on the impact of the Compromise of 1850 on the delay of the Civil War.

Resources/Materials

  • Primary sources related to the Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Act
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Projector and screen

Activities

  1. Lecture on the Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Act (15 minutes)
  2. Pair work analyzing primary sources related to the Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Act (30 minutes)
  3. Class discussion on the impact of the Compromise of 1850 on the delay of the Civil War (15 minutes)

Assessment

Students will be assessed on their participation in the pair work and class discussion, as well as their analysis of the primary sources.

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This lesson plan complies with the Common Core State Standards for History/Social Studies.

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