Abolitionists Working Together

Grade Levels: 9 - 12

Objectives

  • Students will learn about some of the women in the abolitionist movement.
  • Students will write from the point of view of the women abolitionists.

Materials

Procedures

  1. Share the following information with your students.
    During the nineteenth century, many free African American women and European American women were part of the abolitionist movement; they wrote articles, gave speeches (at a time when most people viewed these activities as "radical" for women!), hid African Americans on the Underground Railroad, and raised money for African American schools and communities. Three female abolitionist organizations (in Salem, Boston, and Philadelphia, were biracial; European American and African American women worked together on the abolition movement projects. The rest of the abolitionist organizations were not biracial. Many African American women worked hard to change the attitude of European American women who, though sympathetic and involved in the abolitionist movement, would not accept fellow membership with African American women.

  2. Distribute the Women Abolitionists Poem and Speech handout.
  3. Distribute the An Abolitionist Play handout.

Excerpted from Multicultural Activities for the American History Classroom.

If you need to teach it, we have it covered.

Start your free trial to gain instant access to thousands of teacher-approved worksheets, activities, and over 22,000 resources created by educational publishers and teachers.

Start Your Free Trial

Follow us on:

Follow TeacherVision on Facebook
Follow TeacherVision on Google Plus

Highlights

Memorial Day
Find a way to honor the American men and women who have sacrificed their lives in wars and military disputes this Memorial Day (May 30). Some of our most popular activities include: World War II Student Project, Chronology of Conscription in the U.S., and American Flag, Memorial Day Videos, and "In Flanders Fields" -- History and Poetry!

May Calendar of Events
May is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Transportation Week (May 15-21), Museum Day (5/18), and Memorial Day (5/30). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Get Caught Reading Month, Inventors Month, National Family Month (May 8 - June 19), Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Coding & Computer Science
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.