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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.
Students 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.
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.
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.
Students 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.
Students 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.
Students discover the Society of Friends. In this Quakers instructional activity, students research the Quakers and discuss how their beliefs and works are philanthropic and contribute to core democratic values.
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.
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
Learners 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
Students prepare for and learn through a walking tour of Philadelphia. In this history lesson, students support their studies with a field trip. This lesson could be adapted to suit regions with other historic places or museums. 
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.
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.
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.
Students examine the concept of philanthropy. For this service learning lesson, students create charts that display how corporate sponsorships benefit communities.
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.

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