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Research Websites


Dear Historian,

Below are a number of websites you may use to help you collect evidence. Your goal is to find an example of a way that that your chosen civil rights leader helped gain education, social and legal equality. You may use these websites and/or find on your own.

Martin Luther King Jr.






Rosa Parks






Malcolm X








Link to webpage on Classwork

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Pre-reading Exercise.


GROUP A: You are a women that works both in and outside of the home. You give all of your earnings to your husband and pay taxes to the government. You are NOT allowed to vote because you are a women. You will research and write on opinions IN SUPPORT of women  having the right to vote.

GROUP B: What is wrong with your fellow women folks? They know a woman’s place is in the home. To place the right to vote over her duties as a wife is irresponsible. You will research and write on opinions AGAINST women having the right to vote.

GROUP C: You and your wife work in harmony. She has influence in the family setting and should have a say-so in what happens to our government. You will research and write on opinions IN SUPPORT of women having the right to vote.

GROUP D: The right to vote has reared it’s ugly head again! A woman is a decorative accessory for a man and needs to remember her place in society. You will research and write on opinions AGAINST women having the right to vote.


If your group favors women voting, revisit the following websites:

  1. NARA The National Archives Experience
  2. An American Time Capsule Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera
  3. 1893 Women Suffrage
  4. African American Suffrage
  5. Argument -Pro
  6. Catt –Speech
  7. Picture of voters
  8. Protest Program
  9. Protest Speech

10. The Woman’s Bible (Reason) American Treasures of the Library of Congress

11. Women’s Suffrage The Early Leaders Manuscript Division

If your group is against women voting, revisit the following websites

Study Guide Unit III/ Questions



Happy Sunday Students,

Sorry about the tardiness of this post. I did not have access to internet for the past few days. Any questions you have about the Study guide may be asked here. Students, do not be afraid to answer a a teammates question. Later tonight I will check back.

Have a great day,

Mr. Mogg


What does secession mean?

Reasons for Southern Secession.

Election of 1860

Abraham Lincoln’s victory

New Technologies

Transportation, communication, weapons

Army Life

Horrors and Conditions

Advantages vs. Disadvantages

North Vs. South (2)

Emancipation Proclamation

What did it do?

What did it not do?

Civil War Battles

(3) Battles  and why they are important.

The Appomattox Courthouse

Why is it important?

Civil War Leaders



 Label all the states in 1865





Advantages and Disadvantages of the North and South

ImageHWBAT 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

Homework 12/6/12 – Reasons for Southern Secession


 Explain the (3) reasons why the South left the Union.

If in your journal:Explain the (3) reasons why the South left the Union. Make sure that you write 10 sentences. Be sure that you circle your periods. Also draw a picture for each section. 

The Gender Games

The first competition tests the mental capabilities of the two groups. Each group will be tasked with making sure that each person completes all of their morning work. The group with the highest completion percentage will win the Gender Games.

Primary v. Secondary Sources

One of the more confusing distinctions for history students at every level is that between “primary” and “secondary” sources. For your research paper you must include at least one primary source in your references. Primary sources are original, first-hand accounts of an event or time period. They are usually written or made during or close to the event or time period. They can be anything from newspapers or government documents to original, creative writing or works of art. Most importantly, these sources are factual and not interpretive because they come directly from the source. Secondary sources, on the other hand, analyze and interpret primary sources. They are second-hand accounts of an historical event or time period. Most of the historical materials you have seen at this point in your academic career are secondary sources. Below is a table that shows some of the most common primary and secondary sources to help guide your research.

Examples of Primary Sources Examples of secondary Sources
  • Diaries, journals, and letters
  • Newspaper and magazine articles (factual accounts)
  • Government records (census, marriage, military)
  • Photographs, maps, postcards, posters
  • Recorded or transcribed speeches
  • Interviews with participants or witnesses (e.g., The Civil Right Movement)
  • Interviews with people who lived during a particular time (e.g., genocide in the Americas)
  • Songs, Plays, novels, stories
  • Paintings, drawings, and sculptures
  • Biographies – Books
  • Histories – Books
  • Literary Criticism
  • Book, Art, and Theater Reviews
  • Newspaper articles that interpret
  • Textbooks
  • Reference Books (encyclopedias)

What is the difference between a primary and secondary source?

(10) sentences

Our Class Blog!

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