Understanding: The economy of the northern and southern states diverged due to many factors



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Understanding:
The economy of the northern and southern states diverged due to many factors.

Current Understanding:
Specific events and conflicts led to the Civil War.
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Understanding:
The effects of the war on people living in Virginia were profound.

My Schedule:
Feb.1 – Review the geography of the United States prior to the Civil War.
Feb.2- Explore the economy of people living in the country.
Feb.3 – Discover events that may have led to the Civil War.
Feb.4 – Create a picture timeline of events that led to the Civil War.


Unequal economic balance of the Northern states and the Southern states




Differences between eastern Virginia and western Virginia



Causes of the Civil War




Revolt by former slaves

Conflict between ‘free states’ and ‘slave states’


Essential Vocabulary:
economy, abolitionists, underground railroad, plantation, confederate,

union,

secession,

Focus Questions:


  1. What conflicts developed between the northern and southern states in the years following the American Revolution and led to the Civil War?




  1. Why did Virginia secede from the Union?




  1. Why did West Virginia become a state?



Unit Verbs:
Understand, compare, contrast, create, describe, justify


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