Central Question: How did abolitionists think and interact as they tried to end slavery?

U.S. History Investigation 4

Students consider how and why certain voices are included or excluded from the stories we tell about the past as they learn about the work abolitionists did to end slavery in the United States. After reading and analyzing sources from and about abolitionists, students will use evidence and reasoning to construct an argument and counterargument for which sources should be used in schools to learn about the complex work of abolitionists.

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Note: The Spanish investigations are from earlier work and do not match other versions of this investigation at this time.


Standards Alignment

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Literacy in History/Social Studies CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1, 6-8.2, 6-8.6, 6-8.8, 6-8.9 ELA Reading: Informational Text CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.1-8.10 ELA Writing CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1, 8.4-8.5, 8.7-8.10 ELA Speaking & Listening CSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.1-8.3
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Dimension 1: D1.2.6-8, D1.3.6-8, D1.5.6-8 Dimension 2: D2.Civ.2.6-8, D2.Civ.6.6-8, D2.Civ.9.6-8, D2.Civ.10.6-8., D2.Civ.11.6-8., D2.Civ.14.6-8, D2.His.1.6-8-D2.His.4.6-8, D2.His.9.6-8-10.6-8, D2.His.13.6-8, D2.His.16.6-8-17.6-8, Dimension 3: D3.1.6-8-D3.4.6-8 Dimension 4: D4.1.6-8.-D4.5.6-8

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