Reading for Meaning:
A remarkable but little-known event at Fort Monroe in Virginia during the Civil War had a profound effect on lives of enslaved people in the area and the on city of Hampton. General Benjamin Butler used his knowledge of the law to provide refuge to slaves escaping to the Union-held Fort Monroe.
Students will read an excerpt from an article on the National Park Service's Fort Monroe website and write short paragraph answers. The link to the web page is provided.
Students must read carefully and use critical thinking to correctly answer the questions.