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143 resources with the concept the abolitionist movement

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A House Dividing: The Growing Crisis of Sectionalism in Antebellum America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore the debates over American slavery and the power of the American federal government for the first half of the 19th century and how the regional economies and political events produced a widening split between the...
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Study Guide- Chapter 12: Road to Civil War

For Students 7th - 11th
Ready to quiz your US History scholars on the road to the civil war? Use this study guide as an outline to prepare them for success as they review for the test. The guide is split into six sections: vocabulary, important places/events,...
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Militancy and the Abolitionist Movement

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders analyze the methods and goals of the Abolitionists in their crusade against slavery.  In this American History lesson, 11th graders compare and contrast opinions of supporters and opponents of abolitionism.  Students...
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Eloise Greenfield poem: "Harriet Tubman"

For Students 2nd - 3rd
A lively poem about the Underground Railroad conductor conveys facts about the hero of the title, and provides young readers with the chance to learn about poetic devices (stanza and rhyme scheme). Provides no concrete materials for...
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Harpers Ferry Letters

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars write letters as if they were someone who heard the story of John Brown's raid. The resource, a standalone, covers information from primary sources that is important to West Virginian history: the Harpers Ferry Letters.
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Women Abolitionists

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the role of women abolitionists during the Civil War. Using essays and biographies, they try to identify the race and class of the different women activists and determine the expectations of the genders during this...
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Abolition Movement

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
An enslaved man is rescued by a mob of abolitionists. But are the true mobsters those who held him in bondage? Budding historians consider these questions as they examine a publication from an abolitionist group explaining the dramatic...
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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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Landmarks of the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 11th - 12th
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...
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Abolition of Slavery

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the Triangle Trade Route. In this slave trade instructional activity, students investigate the profits brought by the goods and people traded. Students also participate in a classroom activity that requires them to...
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Abolishing Slavery In America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover details about abolition. In this slavery instructional activity, students watch Abolishing Slavery in America and then conduct further research about the events that took place on the Zong and Amistad. Students write...
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Abolitionists and Proponents of Slavery

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders compare and contrast the visions of abolitionists and proponents of slavery. In this slavery lesson, 11th graders read primary documents representing both sides of the slavery issue and use graphic organizers to analyze...
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The Power of Persuasion in the Abolitionist Movement

For Teachers 8th - 11th
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.
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Underground Railroad

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the Underground Railroad.  In this U.S. history and technology lesson, students research an assigned topic related to the Underground Railroad, such as "abolitionist," "conductor," or "station houses."  Students design a...
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A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington

For Teachers 7th - 11th
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.
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Expansion and Reform: Applying the Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars conduct inquiries and research-acquiring, organizing, analyzing, interpreting, evaluating, and communicating facts, themes, and general principles operating in American history. They use the Declaration of Independence to...
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Dedication to Douglass

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars study the controversy surrounding the proposed Frederick Douglass Circle monument in Central Park. They review the notion of historical inaccuracy by reading and discussing the article, "In Douglass Tribute, Slave Folklore...
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Stateside Slavery

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read "Slavery's Past, Paved Over or Forgotten" from The New York Times and discuss as a class. This activity is the introduction for researching a topic on the history of slavery in the U.S. Student groups present their...
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How Do Leaders Communicate Their Ideas? A Look at the Words of John Brown, Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the lives of notable individuals involved in the struggles for abolition and suffrage. The list sacrifices and that these individuals made to increase the effectiveness of their work and identify essential...
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Children's Attitudes about Slavery and Women's Abolitionism as Seen through Antislavery Fairs

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Learners examine attitudes of children from the North growing up during the time of slavery. Using documents, they discover how abolitionists tried to change people's ideas of using slaves. They explore how women used antislavery fairs...
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The American Civil War: A Nation Divided (1861-1865)

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Intended for use with atlases, this presentation details the causes and effects of the Civil War. It includes historical pictures of battles and discussion points about the technology which emerged during (and for) the war. The final...
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Time of Slavery

For Teachers 5th
Young historians learn about abolitionists, The Civil War, Frederick Douglas, and so many more details about slavery in this highly engaging presentation. Teachers could use this as a whole class review and discussion tool.
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So You Want to Be an Abolitionist?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders become conductors on the Underground Railroad In this abolition lesson, 3rd graders read background information about the railroad prior to making presentations to the their classmates about how they can help free slaves in...
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Why Did Americans Fight Other Americans?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders develop an understanding of one of the causes of the Civil War. In this American History instructional activity, 8th graders work in cooperative groups to research the causes of the Civil War. They focus a question about...