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Eighth graders view a documentary highlighting the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad. They are given the worksheet called Timeline Dates, 8th graders use the dates to construct a timeline. Pupils research a person from the abolitionist movement, they create a poster highlighting the person.
8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 31 Downloads
Militancy and the Abolitionist Movement
Eleventh graders analyze the methods and goals of the Abolitionists in their crusade against slavery. In this American History instructional activity, 11th graders compare and contrast opinions of supporters and opponents of abolitionism. Students evaluate the extent to which militancy helped or hindered the abolitionist cause.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
John Brown and the Underground Railroad
Students analyze John Brown's attitudes and actions against slavery and the differences between his views and those of other people who were active in the abolitionist movement. They write journal entries from an abolitionist point of view.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Antebellum Revivalism and Reform
A gold mine for American history teachers, this presentation cascades through the middle of the 19th century with the central themes of moral and social reform. Between the blossoming Mormon church, the tightening of the Temperance Movement, the uprising of Women's Rights, and the downfall of American slavery, this period in history is full of the moments that would later define the world in which your students currently reside.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 20 Views 56 Downloads
Plantation life in the 1840s: A slave's description
The Solomon Northrup Narrative provides class members a chance to investigate plantation life from the point of view of a slave. A provided guided-reading worksheet encourages readers to think deeply about the institution of slavery, the daily life of a slave, and the abolitionist movement as they read the story of a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery.
9th - 12th Language Arts 22 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Abolitionists and Their Impact on Sectionalism
Eleventh graders examine the impact of Abolitionist leaders on sectionalism. In small groups, they conduct research on a famous abolitionist, and develop and write a newspaper cover page based on their assigned abolitionist.
11th Social Studies & History 7 Views 15 Downloads
The Power of Persuasion in the Abolitionist Movement
Young scholars research the abolitionist movement in the United States. In this abolition lesson, students examine images and photographs from the Library of Congress website. Young scholars write persuasive pieces on the topic.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 7 Views 20 Downloads
The Abolitionist Movement: A Fight for Freedom
Sixth graders investigate the Civil War by identifying famous figures of the era. In this slavery abolitionist lesson, 6th graders read a text on the history of the Civil War and discuss heroes of the era such as Harriet Tubman and John Brown.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 19 Downloads
The Abolitionist Movement
Students examine the Abolitionist Movement in Delaware. In groups, they examine a petition presented to the general assembly and an anti-slavery broadside. They compare and contrast the two documents and develop their own broadside to share with the class.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 11 Downloads
Slavery Bound or Underground
Examine the role of slaves,, slave owners, and abolitionists during the Civil War with a study of the history of the Underground Railroad. Through the many links learners research the people involved and the heroes of the movement. Finally, pupils take an interactive journey on the railroad, make choices, and consider the consequences of their choices.
11th Social Studies & History 30 Views 37 Downloads
A Brief History of Women in America
The story of women throughout American history is fascinating. Travel the path from domestic slave to the modern day with advocates such as Susan B. Anthony, the Grimké Sisters, and Gloria Steinem. A wonderful presentation that shows how women throughout American history have fought to overcome slavery, inequality, and prejudice against all.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 31 Downloads
Slavery and the Underground Railroad
Third graders discover racism in our country by investigating the Internet. In this abolitionist movement lesson, 3rd graders define the Underground Railroad and participate in an activity by logging on to an on-line History website. Students view photographs and read text about the Underground Railroad before writing an informational brochure.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 26 Downloads
Dedication to Douglass
Students study the controversy surrounding the proposed Frederick Douglass Circle monument in Central Park. They review the notion of historical inaccuracy by reading and discussing the article, "In Douglass Tribute, Slave Folklore and Fact Collide.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 32 Downloads
Slavery and Abolition: Three Unforgettable Names
Students research the people and events involved in the abolitionist movement prior to the U.S. Civil War. They read about and discuss the roles of Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, and John Brown. Students complete a word splash, Venn Diagram, and an Underground Railroad picture map.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 23 Views 96 Downloads
Running for Freedom: The FUgitive Slave law and the Coming of the Civil War
In order to understand the complicated nature of slave laws during the Civil War, learners compare and contrast an abolitionist poster and a runaway slave ad. They use an attached worksheet to consider each primary source document, then compose a written response that describes how people in the North and South resist slavery.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 5 Views 26 Downloads
North and South - Impact of the Abolitionist Movement
Learners examine history of slavery in United States, discuss abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass who worked to end slavery, listen to excerpts from Douglass' autobiography, and visit interactive Underground Railroad web site.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 9 Views 43 Downloads
Plantation Life in the 1840s: A Slave's Description
Students use a primary source to investigate plantation life from a slave's perspective. This first-hand account of a slave's experience should foster discussions about the slave trade and abolitionist movement within the United States in the 1800s.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
This comprehensive resource for teaching about the abolitionist movement will make your life easier and benefit your class. It includes standards, essential questions, necessary materials, background activity, the main activity, and final project.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History 35 Views 47 Downloads
Students read "Slavery's Past, Paved Over or Forgotten" from The New York Times and discuss as a class. This activity is the introduction for researching a topic on the history of slavery in the U.S. Student groups present their information at a teach-in.
6th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 117 Downloads
Why Did Americans Fight Other Americans?
Eighth graders develop an understanding of one of the causes of the Civil War. In this American History lesson, 8th graders work in cooperative groups to research the causes of the Civil War. They focus a question about slavery as one of the causes of the war.
8th Social Studies & History 29 Views 84 Downloads