HWBAT assess the advantages and disadvantages of the North and South
Imagine that you are living in the United States on July 22, 1861. The Battle of Bull Run (or if youlive in the South, the Battle of Manassas) has just happened yesterday. It is now obvious to both sides that the war will not be over in just a few days. Using the table of advantages and disadvantages that we created yesterday, write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper explaining which side you think will win the war.
You may write from the point of view of either a Northerner or a Southerner, and you do notnecessarily have to argue for your country’s side (i.e. you could write from the point of view of a Northerner who thinks the South will win). Your letter must be at least 2 paragraphs long. The letter must not only explain why you think the North or South will win, but also why you think the other side will lose.
Please make sure your paragraphs are formatted in this way:
- Topic Sentence (Will or will not win the war)
- Supporting sentence one
- Supporting sentence two
- Supporting sentence three
- Concluding sentence