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Life of a Child Living at Monticello and a Quaker Village
Students study the life of a child living at Thomas Jefferson's home of Monticello contrasted to the life of child living on a Quaker settlement. In this early Virginia history lesson, students read background information about the life of a child living at the president's home versus a Quaker settlement. Students then complete several activities for the lesson.
The Plain People: Quakers in America
Learners research the Quaker community in this lesson. They use the internet to research the fundamentals of the Quaker religion and lifestyle of the 19th century. They also research Dolley Madison after she became first lady, and identify the struggles she went through.
The Underground Railroad
This is an exceptionally well-designed two week unit about the Underground Railroad and the Quakers, particularly in North Carolina. There are very detailed lesson daily lessons and an excellent bibliography.
Reading For Information: Selection From "A Quaker's Meeting" by Charles Lamb
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a selection from "A Quaker's Meeting" by Charles Lamb. Students answer 4 multiple choice questions about the passage.
Religion and the Fight for American Independence
High schoolers explore how religion aided the American war effort in the American Revolution and how Anglican loyalists and Quaker pacifists responded to the outbreak of hostilities.
"The Society of Friends" and Society
Learners work together to research the Quakers. They compare their own life to the Quakers. They identify core democratic values that the Quakers used to help the common good.
"Society of Friends" and Society
Learners discover the Society of Friends. In this Quakers activity, students research the Quakers and discuss how their beliefs and works are philanthropic and contribute to core democratic values.
Colonization And The Quarkers
Eighth graders explore the colonization of Pennsylvania and the Quaker religion. They share how they believe Quakers treated the Native Americans. Students take notes and listen to a lass lecture. Afterward, they write at least two Quaker beliefs. Students complete a Quaker analogy worksheet.
Levi Coffin on Trial
Students are introduced to Quaker beliefs about slavery and actual statements of conviction about slavery by Levi Coffin. They explore the federal laws about returning escaped slaves, specifically the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Bridges for All Lesson 1: Fighting Chance (1850-1877)
Students study how a Quaker woman, Laura Smith Haviland, served as a lifeline for fugitive and freedmen during the American Civil War era. They research other philanthropic organizations and the associate vocabulary of this era.
Bridges for All
Students describe how the brave word of one female Quaker served as a lifeline for fugitives before the Civil War. In this research lesson, students research several examples of the philanthropic work of individuals and organizations before, during and after the Civil War.
Free African-Americans in Delaware
Students work in groups of two and review the Abolitionist Movement. They observe the manumission/city directory and discover what it is and why it is so important. They read the manumission aloud and discuss why they were freeing their slaves and if they thought the pressure of the Quakers and other religious groups had an effect on the slaveowners.
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. Resource suggests relevant historical fiction appropriate for fourth graders, along with recommendations for informational texts and websites. Dyads discuss the question. Whole group share completes the session.
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. Ultimately, individuals or pairs of students will make a "digital picture frame," which is a three-to-five minute scene depicting the life of their chosen abolitionist.
Ben Franklin and the Rising Americans
Students prepare for and learn through a walking tour of Philadelphia. In this history lesson plan, students support their studies with a field trip. This lesson plan could be adapted to suit regions with other historic places or museums.
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. Students create a paired viewpoint.
Who was Right?
Students reflect upon key issues of human kindness before and during the Civil War. In this Civil War lesson, students read and research debatable issues for presentation in class.
Pennsylvania Colony: The Holy Experiment
Have your class explore U.S. history by discussing religion in the colonial era. Your fifth graders review the history of Pennsylvania and the conformist views placed upon immigrants to the country. Then, they read a letter Benjamin Franklin wrote regarding the influx of German immigrants to the U.S. during the 1700's. This is a great way to promote critical-thinking skills.
Providing a Helping Hand
Students examine the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, students create charts that display how corporate sponsorships benefit communities.
The Restoration Colonies
Explore the earliest American cities in this presentation, which details the demographics, geography, and characteristics of New York, Pennsylvania, and the Carolinas, among others. These slides help to fill in the gap between the landing of the Mayflower and the American Revolution.