Women in Civil War Era: Station Rotations- Abolitionist Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Women in Civil War Era:  Station Rotations- Abolitionist Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Women in Civil War Era:  Station Rotations- Abolitionist Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Women in Civil War Era:  Station Rotations- Abolitionist Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Women in Civil War Era:  Station Rotations- Abolitionist Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Women in Civil War Era:  Station Rotations- Abolitionist Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Women in Civil War Era:  Station Rotations- Abolitionist Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Women in Civil War Era:  Station Rotations- Abolitionist Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Women in Civil War Era:  Station Rotations- Abolitionist Mary Ann Shadd Cary
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Looking for a strong African American female Abolitiist and Feminist voice from the Civil War Era? You have found the right lady. Meet Mary Ann Shadd Cary, a kick butt African American abolitionist, lawyer, writer, and activist who deserves to be spotlighted and studied in every Civil War unit.

This lesson allows students to ROTATE through two different sets of LEARNING STATIONS to gain more information about her as a person (informational text stations) as well as draw conclusions from her writing (Literary stations). Each station has a piece of text, an image, and focus questions. Each station set has 6 stations-- both station sets are included in this bundle for a grand total of 12 stations for you to choose from, depending on your learning goals.


BACKGROUND:
Cary was one of the most outspoken and articulate female proponents of the abolition of slavery of her day, and also promoted gender equality for all people. Mary Ann Shadd was born in Wilmington, Delaware in October of 1823. The oldest of 13 children, Mary was raised in a family dedicated to the abolition of slavery and her childhood home often served as a shelter for fugitive slaves. In 1850 with the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law, Mary Shadd and her brother Isaac emigrated from the United States to Canada along with scores of other African Americans who believed Canada offered better and greater opportunities. In 1853, Mary founded Canada's first-antislavery newspaper, the Provincial Freeman. This weekly publication encouraged blacks to emigrate to Canada. Cary lectured widely in Canada and the United States to increase subscription and to publicly solicit aid for runaway slaves, at great risk to her own personal welfare. The dynamic young female editor was known as "The Rebel" to her family and friends. When Civil War broke out, Shadd Cary returned to the U.S. to recruit black soldiers for the Union Army. She will go on to obtain a law degree, at age 60, from Howard University, becoming the 2nd black woman in America to do so.



Included Materials:
- Informational Text (biographical information) stations (6)
- Literary (excerpts from speeches, articles, and sermons) Stations (6)
- Teachers notes


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If you are interested in doing a Close Read on the FULL TEXT of one of her speeches, check out a listing in my store for my Close Read of Mary Ann Shadd Cary lesson. Students will close read her 1858 sermon on equality.
Women in Civil War: Close Read of Mary Ann Shadd Cary

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