Abolitionist Research Project (Grades 4, 5, and 6)

Abolitionist Research Project (Grades 4, 5, and 6)
Abolitionist Research Project (Grades 4, 5, and 6)
Abolitionist Research Project (Grades 4, 5, and 6)
Abolitionist Research Project (Grades 4, 5, and 6)
Abolitionist Research Project (Grades 4, 5, and 6)
Abolitionist Research Project (Grades 4, 5, and 6)
Abolitionist Research Project (Grades 4, 5, and 6)
Abolitionist Research Project (Grades 4, 5, and 6)
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This project will pique your students’ interest! Working independently or in pairs, intermediate-grade learners conduct research to explore the lives of abolitionists - journalists, runaway slaves, ministers, politicians, and others - who acted as catalysts in a time of social change

What’s Included

  • Lesson plans
  • Lists of famous abolitionists (for student assignments)
  • 3 sheets of research questions (use all or vary to differentiate instruction)
  • Double timeline
  • Works cited sheet
  • 15 contribution pages, each featuring the name and large photo
  • 15 themed lined pages, each featuring the name and small photo
  • Cover sheet

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Featuring

  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Henry Ward Beecher
  • John Brown
  • Levi Coffin
  • Lydia Maria Child
  • Henry Clay
  • Stephen Douglas
  • Frederick Douglass
  • William Lloyd Garrison
  • Lucretia Mott
  • William Still
  • Harriett Beecher Stowe
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Nat Turner

Collaboration – Students may work independently, as partners, or in small groups.

Research Options

  • You can assign the same number of sheets to every student or vary requirements for differentiation.
  • For the simplest research project, assign only the first page (basic information).
  • To add complexity, also assign the second page (how the person got involved in the abolition movement and his/her role).
  • For the most complex assignment, add the third page (how history changed the person’s life, how the person changed history). For notetaking, give students the double timeline as well.

Product Options

  • Ask students to write the person’s major contribution(s) on the page with the large photo. Hang for an instant classroom display.
  • Ask students to write their research results in paragraph form on the lined pages. Hang these next to the contribution sheets.

Objectives

  • Conduct short research projects, drawing on several sources. (CCSS W.4.7, W.5.7, W.6.7)
  • Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources. (CCSS W.4.8, W.5.8, W.6.8)
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. (CCSS W.4.2, W.5.2, W.6.2 )

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Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
Total Pages
40 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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