Create an Abolitionist Poster
students explore primary-source publications dealing with abolition. They create a poster in the style of abolitionist publications. The posters announce an abolitionist meeting and a featured abolitionist speaker from the 19th century.
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Man in the Middle: Thomas Day and the Free Black Experience
How did free and enslaved blacks work to craft freedom for themselves and their families before the Civil War? Young historians read about the life of Thomas Day, a free black man who also owned slaves and had abolitionist ties in...
5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
"I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar"
Students explore U.S. history by examining the role women played in the development of the country. In this women's rights lesson, students read several books with their classmates which discuss the fight women had to go through to get...
5th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Voyage to Freedom - What Does It Mean?
Fifth graders investigate the Underground Railroad by creating a quilt. In this U.S. History lesson, 5th graders discuss the history of slavery through a class "word splash" and by reading an Underground Railroad map online. Students...
5th Social Studies & History
Civil Rights in America
Civil Rights in America is the theme of this 2014 packet of materials prepared for Florida's Black History Month studies. Class members examine news reports and images of key civil rights leaders and events during the struggle for equal...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Students develop computer research skills while searching facts about Harriet Tubman. Students learn about ways in which Harriet Tubman's childhood influenced her future. Students learn to use primary documents to learn about the...
3rd - 8th 21st Century Skills