Each student will write one or two things that they know about slavery and abolitionists on a note card.
Dread Scott Decision: Show newspaper found on page 483 of Harcourt Social Studies. Then Students discuss:
What does this newspaper tell you about the importance of the Dread Scott case?
It was an important news story that interested many people.
Why are his wife and children pictured in the newspaper?
To show that he had a family and was more than property.
How might have Northerners and Southerners reacted differently to the Dred Scott decision?
Northerners wanted slavery to end and the decision made it so that Congress should not be able to keep slavery out of some states.
After looking through pages 484-487 of the textbook, students make a timeline of slavery out of construction paper.
Interview: Important people in the fight to end slavery: Each student chooses a partner then chooses a person from history that was influential in the fight to end slavery. They will choose from a list of names of important people in the fight to end slavery. They will begin researching the person they choose. The rubric gives the specific requirements to the short report.
What did they do to abolish slavery?
Students share the top 3 things they found out about the Dread Scott case by writing on a note card.