The Age of Reform and Growing Disunion
Much of the nineteenth
century was characterized by a spirit of reform, but the decades leading
up to 1860 also experienced growing distrust between the North and the
South. Over the next week, you will have the opportunity to teach
the class about many of the important events and trends during this period.
Each student will be assigned a topic, research it, present it to the class
with the assistance of a visual aid, and help to write the upcoming test.
For your topic, you will read the section in the book about it, and you will also do research in some outside sources. A written paper is not required, but you must turn in a bibliography listing at least three sources in addition to the textbook. Although some of these may be from the Internet, at least one must be another type of source such as a book or a journal or a magazine.
Your presentation must be between five and ten minutes in length, and will include a visual aid, such as a poster or a chart or some interesting item that can be passed around the class. The presentation and visual aid may be combined to create a video provided it lasts between five and ten minutes.
You will help me write the test be providing three questions based on the section of the textbook that you read and on the presentation that you will give. These may be in the form of multiple choice, matching, true or false, fill in the blank, short answer, or essay, and should have the correct answers provided. I will choose one, two, three, or none of these to put on the test, so that most of the test will be created by the class.
Before giving your presentation, you will give me a copy of your bibliography on one sheet of paper and your test questions on another. Your score will be returned to you with your bibliography and the test questions will be retained for my records.
A bibliography tells what your sources are. For traditional sources, the author, title, and publication information should be given. For Internet information, a website’s URL is adequate. A good format for books, magazines, and journals follows. Your English teacher or librarian can also assist you with these and other forms.
Author Last Name, First Name. Book Title. City of Publication: Publishing Company, Year of Publication.
Williams, Samuel Cole. History of the Lost State of Franklin. Johnson City: The Overmountain Press, 1933.
Author Last Name, First Name. "Article Title." Name of Journal or Magazine Volume Number (publication year): first page number-last page number.
McBride, Robert M. "Lost Counties
of Tennessee." East Tennessee Historical Society's Publications
51 (1979): 138-150.
(with page numbers from the textbook)
1. Protestant Revivalists (310-311)
2. The Transcendtalists (311-312)
3. The Temperance Movement (312-313)
4. Public Education (313-314)
5. Reforming Prisons (315)
6. Utopian Communities (315-316)
7. An Anti-Slavery Movement Arises (318-320)
8. Frederick Douglass (320-321)
9. Divisions Among Abolitionists (321-322)
10. The Underground Railroad (322-323)
11. Resistance to Abolitionism (324-325)
12. Private Roles for Women (326-327)
13. Public Roles for Women (327-329)
14. The Seneca Falls Convention (329-331)
15. Rising Immigration (332-333)
16. North-South Tensions (334-335)
17. The Case Against Slavery (346-348)
18. Southern Views on Slavery (248-249)
19. Differences Between the North and the South (349-350)
The Mexican War and Slavery Extension (351-354) UNAVAILABLE
20. Effects of the Missouri Compromise (355-356)
21. The Compromise of 1850 (356-359)
22. Changes in Political Parties (359-360) AND The Creation of the Republican Party (361)
23. The Kansas Nebraska Act (360-361)
24. Violence Erupts (363-364)
25. Slavery and National Politics (364-365) AND The Lecompton Constitution (365-366)
26. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates (366-367)
27. John Brown’s Raid (368)
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