Debrief on news & your holiday:
Today we will be launching unit 4, the Civil War. By the end of this unit we will aim to understand that the Civil War…
(Please note that this class will not focus on battles or military history, but there are courses at Hotchkiss that do, especially “SS425 The American Civil War, 1861-65: From Secession to Reconstruction" with Mr. Ward).
To begin, start by identifying:
"A Brutal Process":
If you have completed reading the book review before your classmates, take a moment to consider the questions above and the maps and charts below:
Distribution of slavery in antebellum United States
Slavery as a portion of the U.S. economy
Value of a slave in 2011 prices
Materials needed for class:
Similar to our previous class, make a note of 1-2 questions you might have for your peers. We will not use a formal “card” system like last time, but do try to raise your question if it becomes relevant for our discussion.
Questions for discussion: