Aboltionist Broadside from Milwaukee, 1854
Young scholars read the essay, Abolition and other reforms, and view an image of a broadside announcing an abolitionist rally in Milwaukee. They design a broadside about a contemporary injustice or social issue.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington
Students read primary source newspaper articles from mid 19th century United States. The topics of the articles are slavery, abolitionism and colonization. Students are given several options for activities based on the readings.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History
James McCune Smith: A Model of Resistance
Students discuss examples of resistance. In this anti-slavery lesson, students analyze a portrait of James McCune Smith and listen to a lecture about his life and involvement in abolition. Students analyze his actions and write a letter...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Examining the Ties Between Abolitionism and the Women's Rights Movement
Students examine the historical link between the abolition and women's movements. After a brief introduction and mini-lecture, students work in pairs or small groups to complete a web quest to answer instructor provided questions...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy
Kick start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Examining Slave Auction Documents
Students compare the social and cultural characteristics of the North, the South, and the West during the antebellum period, including the lives of African Americans and social reform movements such as abolition and women’s rights.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
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...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Power of Persuasion in the Abolitionist Movement
Students research the abolitionist movement in the United States. In this abolition lesson, students examine images and photographs from the Library of Congress website. Students write persuasive pieces on the topic.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Abraham Lincoln, the 1860 Election, and the Future of the American Union and Slavery
Students examine the political alternatives regarding the spread of slavery and the preservation of the American union facing the American people in the decade leading up to the 1860 presidential election.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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