Lesson: Emancipation Proclamation

By Kristina, posted on September 8th, 2009.

Topic: People in Societies
Lesson: Emancipation Proclamation (264 k)
This lesson and activities look at the content of the Emancipation Proclamation and ask the student to complete a map naming the states and depicting which states were affected by this document.

Activity: Fact or Fiction?

By Kristina, posted on September 8th, 2009.

Topic: People in Societies
Activity:  Fact or Fiction?  (Powerpoint)
Should one believe everything written or told about the Underground Railroad? Why are there many myths and legends surrounding the Underground Railroad? Students will look at a primary source and decide if the accompanying description is fact or fiction. Students will then discuss other primary sources they would use to […]

Lesson: Is it Breaking the Law?

By Kristina, posted on September 8th, 2009.

Topic: People in Societies
Lesson: Is It Breaking the Law?  (140 k)
Rev. John Mahan, Rev. John Rankin, and others in Brown County, Ohio were not just making a choice to help slaves to freedom; they were making a conscious choice to break the law. This not only put them in danger of going to jail but also […]

Lesson: Choice or No Choice

By Kristina, posted on September 3rd, 2009.

Topic: People In Societies

Lesson: Choice or No Choice (128 k)
During the 1840s, the United States passed laws that limited the rights of people based on their gender and race. This exercise examines background information about Rev. John Rankin, Jean Rankin, John Parker, and Arnold Gragston.