Slave Ann Clark escaped from her owner in South Carolina and made her way to Canada via the URR (Underground Railroad) Who helped her in this illegal endeavor?
Students will experience life in pre-Civil War America by researching and taking on the persona of a historical figure while trying to solve the mystery. A number of classroom activities to prepare students or as supplementary assignments are included in this 38 page resource.
A few of the characters included are: Dr. Thomas Bayne, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Abigail Goodwin, William Lloyd Garrison, Maria Weston Chapman and Angelina Grimke Weld, Lucretia Mott, Dred Scott , Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman.
Your director packet contains the following to help you set up a fabulous activity: a brief overview, Rationale for using as a teaching tool and national standards of learning addressed with this activity, Suggestions, A Director Time Line , Hints for using this as a public event, Invitation to the activity, Rules of the game, Opening statement, Arrest Warrant, Additional activities, internet and print resource lists, Primary document (authentic letter), 29 Character dossiers.
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