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A NATION DIVIDEDStudents role-play life in a small southern town torn by the approaching Civil War


Contextualize social studies and literacy and make students active creators of their own story as they're transported back to Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1859. Cover ELA and social studies standards as students devour primary sources and decide to identify with the Union or Confederacy.

Students explore government and history as they travel the Underground Railroad and cast their votes in the 1860 presidential election. When the Southern states secede, students examine points of view surrounding the morality of slavery in the unit's critical incident, which is designed to strengthen debate, reading, and writing skills.


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  • Student portfolio
  • Content slide sets
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Grades 5–8. ©2012.

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STP680-WBINT 9781560046905 Teacher's guide, CD $89.95
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