Rethinking Schools: What Would You Have Done To End Slavery?

Subject: Civil Rights / Slavery / Citizenship
Themes: Education Civil Rights 19th Century
Age groups: Middle School High School Homeschooling
Resource type: Teacher Tools

Rethinking Schools and the Zinn Education Project offer a teaching activity that challenges students to put themselves in the shoes of the abolitionists and to think about what they would have done, as citizens, to end slavery in 19th century America.

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Time Periods: Early 19th Century, Civil War Era, 19th Century | Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery |Reading Levels: Adult, Grades 6-8, High School | Resource Types: Teaching Activity PDFs