Abolitionist Movement Teacher Resources
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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
Get On Board
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 9 Views 30 Downloads
Militancy and the Abolitionist Movement
Young scholars analyze the methods and goals of the Abolitionists. Using primary source documents, they compare and contrast the supporters and opponents of the movement. They also evaluate the extent to which the military helped or hurt the cause.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 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 lesson, 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 14 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 instructional activity, 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
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 17 Views 53 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 6 Views 19 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
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
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
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
Louisa May Alcott: The Candle and the Mirror
Students discuss the life of Louisa May Alcott and create an outline of a biography of her life and times. In this Louisa May Alcott lesson, students explore the Transcendentalist involvement in the abolitionist movement, relating Louisa May Alcott's upbringing to her social and political views.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Perspective on the Slave Narrative
Students examine narratives of two slaves: iam W. Brown and Frederick Douglas. They produce an essay explaining how Brown's narrative challenged the prejudices of readers in his own time and how it challenges prejudices today.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 10 Downloads
John and Mary Jones and the Importance of Oral History
Students examine the role of John and Mary Jones in the abolitionist movement. Using primary source documents, they discover the importance of an oral history and take notes on the Jones' role. They write a summary of the data to practice their writing skills.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
New Review Plessy v. Ferguson & the Roots of Segregation
How far in the past do the roots of Jim Crow and segregation extend? Your young historians will closely consider this question using detailed PowerPoint slides as a basis for discussion rather than lecture, and culminating in an activity where class members create an exhibit for a museum on segregation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
Imagine what it was like to be a slave in the United States in 1845. Eighth graders are given an opportunity to experience life from the point of view of Frederick Douglass as they read and discuss an annotated passage from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself.
7th - 9th Language Arts 188 Views 287 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: A Compare and Contrast Lesson Plan
Two great men, one time period, and one purpose; it sounds like a movie trailer, but it's not. It's a very good comparative analysis lesson focused on Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Learners will research and read informational text to find out how different and how similar these two leaders were.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 261 Views 355 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn
This resource is rich with primary and secondary source material regarding major events in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution. While there are suggested classroom activities toward the beginning of the resource, its true value lies in the reproductions of such major historical documents as the United States Declaration of Independence, the Haitian Declaration of Independence, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 140 Views 99 Downloads CCSS: Designed