The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

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Why was the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 so important? The reading in the resource discusses how the act affected Southerners, Northerners, and the slaves themselves. Scholars complete the reading as a form of direct instruction while using guided reading questions before taking a provided multiple choice quiz to finish the lesson.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Differentiate for GATE by providing them with an essay assignment instead of the handout after reading, challenging them to use creative and critical thinking skills
  • Flip the class by assigning the handout as homework
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires some prep work, including printing and distributing handouts
  • Includes answer keys
  • Makes checking for comprehension and understanding of concepts easy
  • None