Students will learn about the dramatic ups and downs of Dred Scott’s life and his state and Supreme Court cases. The Dred Scott: Slavery and Freedom Webquest uses a great website created by the Missouri Historical Society. The website allows students to explore the key events of Dred Scott’s life during in a very student friendly website. The following website is used:
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The webquest contains 40 questions and is a great way for students to learn more about Dred Scott and his pivotal Supreme Court Case. An answer sheet is included for the teacher. The webquest will take most students 25 to 50 minutes to complete. Feel free to modify this activity if needed to fit the needs of your students. I highly suggest this webquest for students in grades 4-9. If you use this webquest at the upper high school levels, it will only provide basic background information about Dred Scott’s Supreme Court case. I suggest checking out the website before making your decision to buy this webquest.