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Kansas-Nebraska Act Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kevin Newton

Kevin has edited encyclopedias, taught middle and high school history, and has a master's degree in Islamic law.

With this lesson plan and text lesson, you'll have everything you need to help your students better understand the events of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854.

Lesson Objectives

After this lesson, students should be able to:

  • Describe the history of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854
  • Analyze its role on the issue of slavery in the United States
  • Identify the role of Abraham Lincoln in the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Length

1 hour

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.

Key Terms

  • Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854
  • Missouri Compromise
  • Bleeding Kansas
  • John Brown

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