Thursday, March 19, 2015
The Election of 1860
For the past week in history class we have been looking into the Election of 1860 and asking ourselves how the results of this election were representative of the country's deep divisions over slavery. To answer this, we did several activities that answered the question. First, we looked at a map of the results of the Election of 1860. This map showed the major division between the north and south on whether slavery should continue in the U.S. We then viewed several primary source images and took notes on how they help tell the story of the Election of 1860 and secession. Finally, we used these notes to create a storyboard video to help answer our essential question of how the results of the Election of 1860 were representative of the country's deep divisions over slavery.