Compromise of 1877 Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kristen Goode

Kristen has worked in Elementary Education since 1993 - both as a classroom teacher and administrator. She holds a doctorate in Education Leadership.

What was the Compromise of 1877 and what did it have to do with American politics? In this lesson plan, teachers can help their students learn about the Compromise of 1877 and create a newspaper article reporting on the event.

Learning Objectives

By the conclusion of this lesson, students will:

  • Describe the Compromise of 1877 and its aftermath
  • Create a newspaper reporting on the event

Length

60-75 minutes (with group presentations possibly extending into a second day)

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.2

Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.3

Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.4

Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.5

Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.

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