We've been learning about the Antebellum time period in SC. Today we learned about the importance of cotton and the impact the Cotton Gin had on slavery in the South.
We compared and contrasted different social classes at that time using large poster sized Venn-diagrams. Each student got 2 cards and placed them on the diagrams where they believed they belonged. The photo above is an example of that.
It was a fun activity that got the kids moving and thinking. The challenge was that some of the cards for more than 2 of the classes, so they had to decide where to put them.