Abolitionist Movement Teacher Resources
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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
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...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
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
The Power of Persuasion in the Abolitionist Movement
Students research the abolitionist movement in the United States. In this abolition lesson plan, students examine images and photographs from the Library of Congress website. Students write persuasive pieces on the topic.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
The Abolitionist Movement: A Fight for Freedom
Sixth graders investigate the Civil War by identifying famous figures of the era. For 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...
6th Visual & Performing Arts
Frederick Douglass- Mini Biography
Before delving deeper into the writings of Frederick Douglass or the abolitionist movement, provide some historical background for your pupils with this brief video and gain a more complete understanding of Douglass' vision for a world...
3 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Slavery and the Underground Railroad
Third graders discover racism in our country by investigating the Internet. In this abolitionist movement instructional activity, 3rd graders define the Underground Railroad and participate in an activity by logging on to an on-line...
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
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...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
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...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
North and South - Impact of the Abolitionist Movement
Students 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
Why Did Americans Fight Other Americans?
Eighth graders develop an understanding of one of the causes of the Civil War. For 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...
8th Social Studies & History