We found 372 reviewed resources for abolitionists
The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854: Popular Sovereignty and the Political Polarization over Slavery
9th - 12th
Why did Stephen Douglas support the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854? Why did Abraham Lincoln oppose it? Young historians examine how the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 affected the political balance between free and slave states and explore how...
From Slaves to Soldiers: African Americans in the Civil War
Tenth graders observe several films, including The Divided Union, focusing on the conditions of slavery and African American soldiers in the Union Army. In addition, they watch Uncle Tom's Cabin and Glory to reinforce their knowledge of...
Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Exploring the Lives of Black Women During the 19th Century
6th - 12th
Students learn how to read and interpret various primary and secondary sources and how to use them to draw conclusions about the issues that the authors faced during the nineteenth century. They read historical narratives imaginatively...
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: 19th Century African-American Writer and Reformer
6th - 12th
Students investigate African-American author Frances Ellen Watkins Harper by analyzing her life and poetry. They explore the reformist messages communicated in her writings and evaluate the potential impact of her work.
Plantation life in the 1840s: A slave's description
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
The Solomon Northrup Narrative provides class members a chance to investigate plantation life from the point of view of a slave. A provided guided-reading worksheet encourages readers to think deeply about the institution of slavery, the...