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This comprehensive lesson focuses on Dred Scott and the controversial Supreme Court decision that denied him his freedom. Students begin the lesson by reading the included informational text detailing Dred Scott's life. Next, a mapping activity guides students through Dred Scott's movement across free and slave boundary lines. Finally, students will have an opportunity to summarize the Dred Scott case by writing a newspaper article as a journalist in 1857.
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Dred Scott Article:
The included Dred Scott article is a two-page informational text detailing his life and fight for freedom.
Dred Scott Map Activity:
A black outline map and complete directions are included for students to map Dred Scott’s movement across state lines.
Breaking News! Writing Prompt, Organizer, and Rubric:
Students are asked to write a news article on the Dred Scott decision. A prewriting organizer and rubric are included to guide students through the writing process.
News Article Template:
A news article template is included with space for creative details and a picture.
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