Abolitionists were fighting a long time to end slavery in the United States and helping their cause were women that wanted the same equal rights as men had. This PDF gives insight into how the goals of the two movements connected in many ways.
Using the press to spread the cause of abolitionism had a far-reaching effect not only in the Americas, but abroad. This PDF informs the learner of how many people's voices were heard through the media of that time period.
An Epic of Heroism is an Underground Railroad curriculum produced by the Charles H. Wright Museum in 1988 as an educational tool. It includes lesson plans, vocabulary lists, maps, and more. Part 1 of 2.
An Epic of Heroism is an Underground Railroad curriculum produced by the Charles H. Wright Museum in 1988 as an educational tool. It includes lesson plans, vocabulary lists, maps, and more. Part 2 of 2.
This is a powerpoint of the exhibition, An Uncommon Community Alliance: Second Baptist Church and Comerica Bank. The powerpoint features bulleted facts about the history of Second Baptist Church, the Underground Railroad, and Comerica Bank.
This powerpoint of the exhibition, An Uncommon Community Alliance: Second Baptist Church and Comerica Bank, features all of the historical facts, text, and images in the traveling exhibition.
This six-minute video accompanies the exhibition, An Uncommon Community Alliance, which tells the history between Second Baptist Church and Comerica Bank.
The Elementary School Teacher‘s Guide looks at the exhibit, And Still We Rise, through the eyes of children between five and ten years old. Activities are separated into three sections. The first presents activities that can be done by elementary students in any grade. The second provides a choice of activities to use with very young children in kindergarten through grade two. The third section includes more content-related activities for older children in grades three through five. The reading and social studies content of grades K-2 draws upon the young student‘s perception of the world. Their familiar world consists of “Me and My Family”, “My Neighborhood”, and “My Community”. The Guide helps teachers to use activities to apply the same familiar concepts to the scenes displayed in the galleries of the exhibit. Activities are included to use before, during and after viewing the exhibit. A Teacher Resource List is included to provide background information useful in preparing the...
This guide, designed for high school teachers, looks at the exhibition, And Still We Rise. The guide is composed of four sections that represent the four Social Studies Content Strands of the Michigan Core Curriculum Framework. The Framework with its standards, benchmarks and grade level content expectations is the basis of test items on the High School Social Studies Assessment.
The first section of this guide features activities that examine the exhibition from a geographic perspective, the second from an economic perspective, the third from a civic perspective and the last from a historical perspective. Teachers can select activities that best fit into the curriculum of the specific class they teach.
“The life of Laura Haviland” lesson plan is designed for grades 1-5. This lesson plan uses primary and secondary sources to help students learn how Michigan UGRR hero Laura Smith Haviland assisted in the Underground Railroad. Students examine Haviland's use of Core Democratic Values through her words and actions. Students will learn about the UGRR and how people in Northern states became involved in the struggle for liberty.