Antebellum Period Teacher Resources

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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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The Black Church in Kentucky

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the role of the black church by reading excerpts from oral history interviews in the Black Church project from the late 1970's. They prepare to do their own interview focusing on the role of religion in their own community.
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Cotton Pickin' Before and After the Civil War

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the impact of cotton. In this economics lesson, students listen to a lecture presented by their instructor on the Southern crop of cotton and its impact on the South prior to and following the Civil War. Middle...
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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, students gather information from primary sources, then analyze the politics and historical context of the time....
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Slave Narratives

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students use a database to find and read examples of slave narratives. In groups, they read the various narratives and discuss their feelings about them. They also research the time period in which the narratives were written to end...
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The Anti-Slavery Movement

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders as a class create and write a constitution for an anti-slavery society. They investigate demographics of slavery, treatment of slaves, the colonization movement, and women in the abolition movement, and present their...
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Black Voices of the Peedee: Three Prominent Citizens

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students research black citizens of the Peedee region. In this social studies instructional activity, students discuss the significant contributions in local and state politics as well as the adversity they had to overcome.
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Synthesize: A Doctor, a Millionaire, and a Pilot

For Students 4th - 5th
For this reading comprehension worksheet, students read the passage, "A Doctor, a Millionaire, and a Pilot" and learn to synthesize the information from the passage to help answer the questions.
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Women and Jim Crow

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students understand the importance of equality of opportunity and equal protection of the law as a characteristic of American society. They understand the important factors that have helped shape American Society and know ways in which...
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Slavery and the Legal Status of Free Blacks: Rhetorical Analysis of Debates During the 1847 Illinois Constitutional Convention

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders read actual arguments regarding the status of free blacks in Illinois and slavery in the United States more generally.
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Aiken-Rhett House

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders visit the Rhett-Aiken House and discuss the people who lived there. They compare and contrast the lives of slaves who lived there. They practice using new vocabulary and examine the Gullah language and culture.