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60 reviewed resources for slave rebellion

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Who was John Brown?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the life of John Brown to fight slavery. In this Civil War lesson, students listen to a lecture regarding Brown's work to free slaves through rebellion. Students conduct further research in order to write historical poems.
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Slavery: How did the Abolition Acts Affect the Slave Trade?

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Learners investigate the abolition of slavery by examining historical documents.  In this U.S. history instructional activity, students view photographs of East African residents who were forced into slavery.  Learners write about the...
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People power

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore about the British ban on slave trading and compare it to high profile campaigns today. They discuss what motivates people to behave in this way? What do students want to change, and how would they go about doing this?
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Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discuss the Atlantic slave trade and the facts about the St. John revolt.  In this investigative lesson students write a personal account of a person involved in the revolt. 
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Nat Turner

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars read about Nat Turner and decide what type of person he was. In this content area reading lesson plan, students read about Nat Turner from three different primary documents, answer guiding questions about the information...
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. not only paved the way for African American citizens' civil rights, he created an example for women's groups, Hispanic groups, and groups with disabilities to fight for their rights as well. Learn more with a...
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Missing Pieces of the Puzzle: African Americans in Revolutionary Times

For Students 5th
What's missing from most studies of the American Revolutionary War is information about the role African Americans played in the conflict. To correct this oversight, middle schoolers research groups like the Black Loyalists and  Black...
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The Emancipation Proclamation

For Students 8th Standards
The Emancipation Proclamation: one of the most important primary sources for studying American history! An interdisciplinary resource includes a reading of Abraham Lincoln's seminal speech quoted directly. Following the reading, pupils...
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Millionaire Review Game: Civil War Era

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Could you win a million dollars by being good at your US history? Maybe not, but kids can pretend they will, as they play Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Civil War Edition. There are 15 fantastic questions about slavery, Lincoln, the...
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American Equality Milestones

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Has equality always existed as an unalienable right in the United States? Use this worksheet to chronicle the history and progression of equality in major documents and speeches throughout American history. The graphic organizer asks...
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The Emancipation Proclamation

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Start your class on the Emancipation Proclamation. The entire text of the Proclamation is included here along with two questions to answer. Space is provided to allow pupils to write their responses right on the page. Use this as a quick...
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The Emancipation Proclamation

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation is at the center of this resource, which asks learners to consider how this document was received and the effect of prejudice in general.
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Freedom at Antietam

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore how the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation affected everyday individuals in the Civil War era. Learners are given the opportunity to read and evaluate primary and secondary source material, and then to compose a writing...
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Abolishing Slavery

For Teachers 4th - 11th
Students explain the goals and methods of the abolitionist movement. They identify key leaders in the movement. This lesson plan has adaptations for elementary through high school. Links are provided for resource readings.
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Frederick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students discuss the significance of the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation and the assassination of Lincoln. They analyze how historians use evidence and develop differing interpretations. Students examine historical bias and...
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The Emancipation Proclamation

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore the historical importance of the Emancipation Proclamation. In this United States History lesson, students use the internet to research the specific events that were centered around the Emancipation Proclamation, then...
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Lewis and clark...and Jodie, Freddi, and Samantha

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students practice descriptive language when one student describes an object to another student who cannot see it. They guess what the object is and relate the experience to that of the Lewis and Clark expeditionary journals.
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Slavery and Abolition: Three Unforgettable Names

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students research the people and events involved in the abolitionist movement prior to the U.S. Civil War. They read about and discuss the roles of Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, and John Brown. Students complete a word splash, Venn...
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The Spread of Revolutions

For Students 7th - 11th
In this spread of revolutions study guide worksheet, students read the notes provided regarding the Enlightenment and the revolutions that took place in England, Latin America, Haiti, France, and the United States.
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The Emancipation Proclamation Through Different Eyes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine how various segments of the American population viewed the Emancipation Proclamation. They read the Emancipation Proclamation, analyze key terms and statements in the document, and participate in a debate.
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A Timeline of Virginia History

For Teachers K - 4th
Students explore the geography of the United States by researching Virginia.  In this U.S. History lesson, students examine important dates and individuals that helped form Virginia into one of the more popular U.S. States.  Students...
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Emancipation Proclamation

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students examine the Emancipation Proclamation. In this Emancipation Proclamation lesson, students examine the document and respond to 6 questions regarding it.
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Slavery, Manumission, and Freedom: Free Blacks in Charleston before the Civil War

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore the concept of slavery and manumission through a variety of activities. In this civil rights lesson plan, students gather information from primary sources, then analyze the politics and historical context of the time....
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American Revolution and Constitution Take Home Assessment

For Students 8th - 12th
In this early American history activity, learners create posters that feature the branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. Students also research founding ideals of the nation and use Venn diagrams to compare and...

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