In American History we are doing a unit over the Civil War. I have had them go back in time and they have an 1850.s identity. They have written a paragraph about themselves during that time and discussed what their life would be like as that person. We have discussed slavery and the other issues that caused the Civil War. They had their own 1860's election and again discussed the political issue during that time period. They are keeping an interactive notebook with all of this in their notebook. Today I took a grade over their all about me paragraph and their slavery work sheet. tomorrow we will finish up with the political issues and will be discussing the election process and the results of the 1860 election.