Get your students up and out of their desks!
This is a lesson on five abolitionists - Frederick Douglass, John Brown, William Lloyd Garrison, John Quincy Adams, and Harriet Tubman.
Print out this PowerPoint and place the copies of each slide around your room. Each slide has pictures/clues that present how each abolitionist went about bringing an end to slavery. As students make their way around the classroom, they make their prediction - based on the evidence on each slide - on the Abolitionist Profile chart. My students really enjoy this playing the role of historian with evidence!
After all of the slides have been viewed and their predictions have been entered, students are given a brief summary of each of the abolitionists (I make a class set of these). They read the profiles and take notes on the Abolitionist Profile chart.
When their notes are completed, students view a second powerpoint that distills the reading. Students take additional notes that they may have missed from the summaries.
When it is complete, your students will have a great understanding about how these historical figures made their impact on slavery in the U.S.
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