Differences of North and South in the 1800’s Description: Research to show the differences between the North and the South in the 1800’s through dress, interests, and speech Grade Level: 9-12 Curriculum: English Keywords: North, South, 1800’s By: Corey Dempsey & Gino Serafini
Introduction • In the 1800’s the North part and the South part of America differed in many ways through speech, dress, and interests. • In the South they talk with a “southern drawl” like “Yawl” which is a informal contraction of you all. Or “A Larking” which means to engage in harmless mischief. • While the North took a more proper approach to day to day speech unlike the South. For example instead of saying “Yawl” people in North America say “you all”. • In the South people dressed in a heavy cotton shirt open at the neck, a vest buttoned over the shirt, and a pair chaps which are very long and wide full length pants. • In the North they began wearing jeans and deerskin. They also had casual and proper clothing. • In the South some of their interests were hunting, cattle ranching, agricultural activities, bull riding. • In the North some of their interests were industrial activities, farming, trading, and hunting too.
Task Persuasive Essay • Students are required to make a five paragraph persuasive essay telling which side would you prefer to live on the North or the South and why. You will have till the end of the bell to complete this assignment this will count for %15 of your grade. • Students should include the following • Prompt • Pre-Writing • Rough Draft • Peer Editing Form • Final Copy • Rubric
Process • Essays: • Brainstorm • Pre-write • Final • You have written essays numerous times before, you are aware of how to do it. These essays are creative and require you to use your creativity and imagination.
Conclusion • There are many differences in dress, interests, and speech between North and South America during the 1800’s. We had many different beliefs during this time but, at the end of the day we are still together as one nation and one home the United States of America.
Teacher Page • http://www.bookrags.com/essay-2005/2/2/184113/3028 • http://www.lessonplanet.com/search?keywords=differences+between+the+north+and+south+early+1800s&media=lesson • http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/northamerica/after1500/clothing/styles1800s.htm