Language and Runaway Slave Ads
Students read and analyze runaway slave ads.
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Creating Original Historical Fiction Using Henry "Box" Brown's Narrative and Runaway Slave Ads
Young historians discover the experiences of runaway slaves after reading the brief biography and narrative excerpt of Henry "Box" Brown, who escaped slavery by having himself shipped away in a crate and popularized his flight in a...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Running for Freedom: The FUgitive Slave law and the Coming of the Civil War
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...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
Reaching Freedom: Life in the North
As the slave narrator reaches the North, he is free but not safe. Young historians explore a scene that explains to learners that even though runaway slaves were free in the North, life was still difficult as they were discriminated...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History