US History 40: Freedom Suits, Slavery, and American Justice Program 1

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Go back in time through the power of primary sources to learn about freedom suits, such as the one filed by Dred Scott, and gauge their use and impact in America's ongoing slavery debate prior to the Civil War.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 226: Freedom Suits, Slavery, and American Justice Study Guide

Use this document to learn more about the archived programs "US History 38: Freedom Suits, Slavery, and American Justice." Contents include a program description, a program agenda, related curriculum standards, and learning activities related to the program.

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Teacher Tool 300: Cross Curricular Activity--Understanding History Through Different Mediums

This interdisciplinary teacher tool, accompanying the video above, is designed to: 1) provide students the opportunity to present and interpret what they know about an historic event or time period through a medium of their choice, and 2) get students thinking about different ways history can be presented and interpreted, and how the medium chosen for presentation of an historic event or time period might affect a person's understanding of that history. This activity is designed to be used with any Educate.Today history video(s) that you our your students choose.

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Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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