Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 Teacher Resources
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Fugitive Slave Law Simulation
The Fugitive Slave Law is the focus of an activity that asks participants to examine primary source documents before assuming the role of historic figures, members of a mediation panel, or newspaper reporters. Clearly defined expectations for the actors, links to the readings, and writing assignments are included in the packet.
9th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Landmarks of the Underground Railroad
Students explore the impact of the Underground Railroad. In this slavery instructional activity, students read slave accounts and discuss the details of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850. Students consider the impact of anti-slavery efforts in Boston and then trace Underground Railroad routes.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 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 4 Views 25 Downloads
The Underground Railroad Before and After the Fugitive Slave Law
Students consider the impact of the Fugitive Slave Law on the activity of the Underground Railroad. In this slavery lesson, students examine primary documents that describe the role of the Underground Railroad during the fight for abolition.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Underground Railroad and The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
Students discover racism and slavery by completing a role playing activity. In this U.S. history lesson, students analyze documents from the Civil War era and describe the Fugitive Slave Law. Students view a video on YouTube about the Underground Railroad and write a diary entry through the eyes of a runaway slave.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 76 Downloads
Decision Making: Who Was Right?
Help your class explore the question "Is it ever right to disobey a law?" With a strong base of knowledge about the Civil War, anti-slavery movement, and Underground Railroad, your class explores civil disobedience in Marshall, Michigan in response to the Fugitive Slave Law.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 19 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Decision-Making? Who Was Right?
Fourth graders investigate how the citizens of Marshall, Michigan disobeyed the Fugitive Slave Law. In this civil disobedience lesson, 4th graders take a side in the argument of whether the citizens of Marshall, Michigan disobeyed the Fugitive Slave Law when they helped slaves in the Underground Railroad.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Underground Railroad Newspaper
Third graders write an Underground Railroad Newspaper. In this writing lesson plan students collaborate with their classmates to create an Underground Newspaper. Students each write a different portion of the paper: ads, feature articles, editorials, interviews, etc.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Underground Railroad
Students explore the Underground Railroad routes. For this map skills and Civil War lesson, students use map and globe reading vocabulary and skills to track the routes the slaves followed from the Bahamas to the United States and from the south to the north during the 1800s.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 19 Views 37 Downloads
African-Americans in California's Heartland
Students read and view video about the pioneers moving west. In this African American pioneer instructional activity, students become familiar with the problems faced by the pioneers and African-American pioneers. Students complete worksheets and compare and contrast the movement of each pioneer group.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Chapter 16: Slavery Divides a Nation
The road to war is never easily understood and needs to be prefaced with a look at all the issues involved. Prepare your learners for a unit on the Civil War with an in-depth look at the policies, politics, and state vs. state arguments that started the American Civil War.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 17 Views 31 Downloads
Decision- Making Who was Right?
Students prepare arguments to answer the question, "Is it ever right to disobey a law." In this civil disobedience lesson, students work in groups to analyze why their positions are right. Students present their arguments to parents and classmates.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Jacob Lawrence's Freedom Trail
Students read excerpts of autobiographies from Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. After listening to excerpts of an oral reading of Frederick Douglass' book, they discuss the ways African Americans were treated on plantations. Individually, they compare and contrast their own lives to Douglass and view slides of Lawrence's paintings.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Living Under the Illinois Black Codes
Middle schoolers use the text of the Illinois Black Codes to examine the laws in place. Using this information, they draw their own conclusions about why the laws existed in a free state. They also identify the purpose of these laws and how they affected people living in the North.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
Decision-Making: Who Was Right?
Students stand up for what is right. In this civil disobedience instructional activity, students research the American anti-slavery movement. Students discuss acts of philanthropy that took place prior to and during the Civil War.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads