by Patricia Ramsey,
This WebQuest focuses on students exploring the different perspectives of the American Civil War, and creating three different writing pieces.
There are many causes of the American Civil War. The leading cause resulted in the tension between the North and the South over the issue of slavery. The other main causes are the Compromise of 1850, the differences between the Northern and the Southern economies, the argument of the legality of slavery and states rights, and Secession. In this WebQuest you will listen and read about the treatment of slaves, how the Southern plantation owners felt over slavery and its impact in their economy, and the position that the North and South held on the resulting causes of the Civil War. This WebQuest will take you approximately 2 to 3 class periods. As you are completing the WebQuest, imagine if you had to live during the 1860's. Think about all the possible perspectives that were held at that time period.