Monthly Archives: November 2018

THE EDGE OF THE PRECIPICE – Reading / watching for Thursday/Friday

The United States was teetering on “the edge of the precipice” in 1850, dangerously close to the division of the country and an uncertain future, less than 100 years after independence.  The country didn’t fall right away … but what … Continue reading

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Learning Experience November 7/12 – Abolition

How did the movement to end slavery begin?  What were some of the ideas and methods of the major abolitionists?  What was the impact of the abolition movement? All good questions, right?   To get an overview of the abolition movement … Continue reading

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RESISTANCE – In class November 7/12

“Slaves ‘naturally’ resisted their enslavement because slavery was fundamentally unnatural.” Franklin W. Wright NOTE – Please view and read with maturity and respect, as there are mature ideas and derogatory terms in the primary materials of the time. How did enslaved persons … Continue reading

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November 5-6 – VISUAL ANALYSIS

Use the techniques we discussed and modeled in class to examine the additional visuals concerning the growth of slavery in the US during the antebellum era.  The necessary visuals are in the presentation below (maximize for the best use) and … Continue reading

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