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Runaway Ads

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders distinguish between primary and secondary sources while creating an underground railroad presentation.  In this underground railroad lesson plan, 4th graders research the underground railroad using copies of primary and...
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White Southerners' Defense of Slaveholding

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read transcriptions of articles from two historical Virginian newspapers and examine how white southerners defended the institution of slavery. They write a one-act play or a dialogue between an abolitionist and a slaveholder.
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Constitutional Resources

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students explore the REpublican Era and the writing of the constitution and Billof Rights through various links and activities included in this collection.
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Civil War Project

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore U.S. history by creating a research project/presentation. In this Civil War project instructional activity, students create a history project based on one of 20 Civil War topics of their choosing. Students create a...
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Civil War and Reconstruction

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the differences between the North and South during the pre-Civil War era. In this Civil War era lesson plan, students spent 7 days looking at things that were different between the Union and Confederate state before the...
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Frederick Douglass’s Speech “The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro”

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
"The Fourth of July is yours, not mine." When Fredrick Douglass said these words in 1852, how did advocates of slavery, as well as Douglass' antislavery audience, react? Here is an excellent lesson plan not only for analyzing Douglass'...
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In His Footsteps: General George McClellan at Antietam Battlefield

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students identify key locations on a map of Virginia. In this Civil War lesson, students develop a military strategy that would solve the problems faced by McClellan. Students analyze primary source documents and participate in several...
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John Brown, Then and Now

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders study one of the selected images of John Brown and read an excerpt online that describes his role in the Civil War. They identify significant information about John Brown. They think about how this applies to current...
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1862 MARYLAND CAMPAIGN, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explain why General Robert E. Lee decided to invade Maryland in September 1862; review the major events of the Maryland Campaign of 1862; describe the major events of the three phases of the Battle of Antietam; and assess the...
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Langston Hughes: Artist and Historian

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the life and works of Langston Hughes. In groups, they research the characteristics of the Harlem Renaissance and how Hughes' poems relate to the era. They use the themes in his writings and relate it to the Great...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Chapters 14-15 Summary

For Students 8th - 12th
Is your class reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain? If so, you might be interested in this cloze-style summary activity for chapters 14 and 15. Class members use a word bank to fill in the blanks. Use this resource as a...
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Antietam Quiz

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive Civil War worksheet, learners respond to 14 multiple choice questions about the Battle of Antietam. Students may check their answers immediately.
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Landmarks of the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the impact of the Underground Railroad. In this slavery lesson, 9th graders read about the Shadrach Minkins case and discuss the details of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Students consider how the Underground...
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John Brown's Raid Student Quiz

For Students 5th - 8th
In this online interactive Civil War activity, students respond to 10 multiple choice questions about John Brown's Raid. Students may check their answers immediately.
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Abolishing Slavery

For Teachers 4th - 11th
Students explain the goals and methods of the abolitionist movement. They identify key leaders in the movement. This activity has adaptations for elementary through high school. Links are provided for resource readings.
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Heroes in Art

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine the life, portraits and speeches of Frederick Douglass. They consider what made his speeches effective and why he is regarded as a national hero. They write an original speech.
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Trial of John Brown, 1857

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students examine how John Brown's 1857 trial related to conflicting viewpoints on slavery, view perspectives of radical abolitionists, moderate abolitionists, and slave owners, and form their own opinions on issue of slavery.
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Wisconsin's Role in the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine Wisconsin's role in the Underground Railroad. They read primary and secondary source documents, answer questions, analyze maps, and listen to a story involving the Wisconsin Underground Railroad.
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This Guilty Land

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners read and discuss several informational cards about John Brown, the historical context he lived in and his abolitionist cause. They complete a character chart and write an epitaph that conveys their opinion of his actions.
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The Growing National Crisis: The 1850s (5)

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive American history worksheet, students respond to 12 matching questions regarding slavery in 1850's America. Students may check their answers immediately.
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This Guilty Land

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars examine the time period just before the start of the Civil War. They focus on John Brown, an activist of the day. After a lecture/demo, students use a worksheet imbedded in this plan to further their understanding of the...
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Lesson Plan on the Civil War

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify events leading to the Civil War and explain the impact the events had on northern and southern societies.
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Good Brother, Bad Brother

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils are exposed to the writings of John Wilkes Booth. They discover that fanaticism is not just a modern phenomenon. They examine four periods in American history when treason was at issue.
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That's Not Fair!! Human Rights Violations during the 1800s

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore the migration of African Americans into the Hoosier area. They develop a time line showing migration patterns in Indiana and explore reasons for African Americans to settle and/or travel through Indiana.

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