In this lesson, students will learn about the various political, cultural, economic, and social conditions leading to conflict between the Northern and Southern states. Students will begin by filling out a diagram writing what they already know about the Civil war and the events that led up to it, and what they want to know. Students will learn all about the issue of slavery and how it divided the country. In addition, students will learn about the role of abolitionists, including Frederick Douglass, during this time. The lesson will conclude with students completing a Civil War word search.