THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH
Pre-Civil War/Civil War
Portfolio Assignment
Mrs. Tator's and Mrs. Krajeski's
7th Grade Social Studies and
ELA Classes
Website Created April 10th 2017 By Debbie Tator Updated:
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This website is designed to help you complete the last
theme for your portfolio book.  The site will give you some
ideas of the North and South Pre-Civil war through the Civil
War time periods.  Refer to the packet that was handed out
in class.  If you lost it you can click here to get another copy.
PRE-CIVIL WAR NORTH TOPICS

PRE-CIVIL WAR SOUTH TOPICS

  • Slavery- Domestic Slaves vs.
    Field Slaves
  • Slavery- Slave Children
  • Slave Codes
  • Invention of the Cotton Gin
  • Underground Railroad
    (Southern Perspective)
  • Plantation Life (For White
    Children and White Plantation
    Owners)
  • Poor Whites in the South-
    Social Life, Economic Activity
  • Education in the South
  • Cash Crops- Where were each
    more prevalently grown-
    explain economic importance
  • Nat Turner Slave Revolt
Category 1:  The North
Choose 3 Topics

Once you have chosen the 3 from this
category you will research to find information
beyond what we learned from the class and
textbook.  you will then find a picture to
represent your topic and write a well written
paragraph or 2 explaining what you found
from your research and class discussion
about how this topic/Enduring Issue had a
lasting impact on society or society on it.  You
may be able to link how this helped lead us
into the Sectionalism which lead to the Civil
War.
Category 2:  The South
Choose 3 Topics

Once you have chosen the 3 from this
category you will research to find information
beyond what we learned from the class and
textbook.  You will then find a picture to
represent your topic and write a well written
paragraph or 2 explaining what you found
from your research and class discussion
about how this topic/Enduring Issue had a
lasting impact on society or society on it.  You
may be able to link how this helped lead us
into the Sectionalism which lead to the Civil
War.
Category 3:  Government Policies
Choose
1 Government Policy/Other
Causes

  •  Missouri Compromise
  •  Wilmot Proviso
  •  Compromise of 1850
  •  Dred Scott v Sandford
  •  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  •  John Brown: Potawatomie   
    Creek /Harper's Ferry
  • Kansas Nebraska Act
  • "Free Soil" Party
  • Lincoln v Douglas Debates
  • Election of 1860
Category 4:  Civil War Topics  
Choose
2 Civil War Topics

  •  Abraham Lincoln
  •  Jefferson Davis
  •  General William Sherman
  •  General Stonewall Jackson
  •  General Ulysses S. Grant
  •  General George McClellan
  •  General Robert E. Lee
  •  General Phillip Sheridan
  •  Rose O'Neal Greenhow
  •  Clara Barton
  •  Northern POW Camps
  •  Southern POW Camps
  •  Union Troops
  •  Southern Troops
  •  African Americans in the
          Union Army
  •  Battle of Fort Sumnter
  •  Battle of Bull Run
  •  Battle of Gettysburg
  •  Battle of Vicksburg
  •  Battle of Antietam
  •  Battle of Shiloh
  •  Battle of Fredericksburg
  •  Battle of  Chancellorsville
  •  Jones County Mississippi
  •  New Technologies
  •  The Draft- New Draft Laws
  •  Emancipation Proclamation
  •  Women in the War- Spies,   
    Fighting, Nurses, etc.
  • Write a brief Summary of Soldiers
    Heart
  • Use information from what you
    did in Behind the Blue and the Gray