These next two weeks I will be covering slavery in America during the Antebellum period of the South. We are going to talk about why the South needed slaves, debate whether they actually needed them? and learn about the Southern culture and economy. We will also be discussing how the industrial revolution had started in England and was changing the world- including our North here in the United States.
With a new North, and a South stuck in their ways, we will begin to build up towards the Civil War.
Note: In this unit we will be learning about slaves and their conditions. I don't lie to my students. I believe letting them know the truth is important and vital to understanding history. If topics get too graphic or adult I will be encouraging students to go home and discuss these happenings with their families. I will be keeping the lessons appropriate, but questions do come up and so I send them to you guys.
I look forward to meeting you all at meet the teacher Night on Tuesday September 26.