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To Secede or Not to Secede: Events Leading to the Civil War
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Should a teacher be allowed to "secede" from a school with his/her class and start a new program within the school? This question will guide your young historians as they learn about the road to secession prior to the Civil War in the...
Running for Freedom: The FUgitive Slave law and the Coming of the Civil War
8th - 10th
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...
The Underground Railroad (Fugitive Slave Act of 1850)
9th - 12th
Students read and discuss the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. They listen to the story of Reverend John Rankin, a reverend who openly broke the law to help free escape. They evaluate and debate the morality or immorality of breaking the...
Daily Assignment Questions: Division and Reunion/ Slavery Divides a Nation
7th - 9th
The period of slavery and division in the United States is the topic of this lecture guide. Learners will answer each of the 32 questions as they view a slide show or lecture on the Free Soil Party, Fugitive Slave Act, Missouri...
Alabama Slave Codes in 1833: What They Can Teach Us About Slaves Themselves
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
After viewing a short PowerPoint about Nat Turner's rebellion, class groups examine Alabama's 1833 slave codes. Individuals then develop a mini-legal brief arguing against one particular slave law.
Seeking Historical Detectives to Discover Who Was John Brown?
8th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
Young historians act as detectives in order to examine the characteristics of controversial abolitionist John Brown in the 1850s, working to identify his ultimate mission regarding slavery and the larger impact he had on the Civil War.
Conflict in Alabama in the 1830s: Native Americans, Settlers, and Government
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
To better understand the Indian Removal Act of 1830, class members examine primary source documents including letters written by Alabama governors and the Cherokee chiefs. The instructional activity is part of a unit on the expansion of...
Exploring the Hypocrisy of American Slavery with Frederick Douglass’ “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Young historians analyze the words of Frederick Douglass as he considered the contradictions of the United States as a slave-owning nation that celebrated equality and freedom on the Fourth of July.
The Election of 1860 & the Road to Disunion
14 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
From the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law and construction of a transcontinental railroad to the conflicts that arose as a result of the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Dred Scott decision, this video will take your young historians through...