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Emily Basham

Date of Lesson: 2/26/14


Antebellum Role Play
State Standard: 3-4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of life in antebellum period, the
causes and effects of the Civil War, and the impact of Reconstruction in South Carolina.
Indicator: 3-4.1 Compare the economic conditions for various classes of people in South
Carolina, including the elite, the middle class, the lower class, the independent farmers, and
the enslaved and free African Americans.

Learning Objective: The student will be able to recognize features of social classes from the antebellum
period in South Carolina.

Essential Question: How did daily life differ for the various classes of people in South Carolina?

Assessment: The student will complete a chart matching each skit to a social group. The teacher will
check the chart for 5 out of 7 correct social groups and record in an anything chart.

Activities/Procedures:
Opening: The teacher will ask students review questions about the antebellum classes. The
teacher will add terms to the Social studies word wall as they review each.
The teacher will divide the class into groups. Each group will receive a skit. Students will decide
what social group the people from their skit are from. Then they will divide the roles (with
teacher help) and practice the skit. Students will perform skits in front of the class. As students
perform, everyone else will guess which social class their play is from and will write it in the
chart. The teacher will take up the charts after everyone has performed.
Closing: The teacher will discuss elements of each play with the class.

Accommodations:
ESL: Another student will read the skit aloud to the group. ESL students may ask the teacher to help
break down words. The teacher will review vocabulary.
Special Education: The students will work with other students. The teacher will monitor and ask
questions to aid students in matching social classes to skits.
Early Finishers: Students will be working in small groups and whole group.

Materials: skits, charts, review words written on sentence strips

Questioning:
1) Create your own skit about a social group using your antebellum flipbook. (Creating)
2) Is life better for artisans or merchants? Why? How are they different? (Evaluating)
3) How can you depict a social group in an illustration? Can you illustrate it youre your
actions (drama)?(Applying)




Lesson 6 Assessment
The students will record which social class they believe is represented in each skit. The teacher
will grade for correctness and record in an anything chart.
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Cotton Gin The Civil War
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