Fighting Against Slavery
Length of Time: 30 Minutes
There were many people in both the North and South who opposed slavery and tried to help. Some fought in the courts and others in government. Others tried to help the slaves directly. Some slaves took matters into their own hands and tried to escape from slavery. They were helped by those along the way at a series of stops in churches, farms and other ‘safe’ places, collectively known as the Underground Railroad.
When is it acceptable to break the rules?
How did people fight against slavery?
Common Core Standards
English/Language Arts: Anchor Standards: CCSR for Reading
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words
English Language Arts: Reading: Informational Text: Grades 3-4
RI.3.7. Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur). RI.3.9. Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
RI.4.7. Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
English Language Arts: Reading: Integration of Ideas and Information, Grades 2-4 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
- Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.