an abolitionist and play a major role in the Underground Railroad.
A runaway slave comes to your door one night for food and shelter.
You will share your thoughts of what you do in a letter you write
to your family.
Here are some ideas to include in your letter. What would you
do in a situation like the one above? Give reasons for your decision.
What are the pros and cons of your decision to help slaves escape
to freedom? What dangers did you face as you aided in the escapes?
Tell what your involvement was with the Underground railroad.
You will do this through a letter you write to your family.
wrap up this webquest, you will present your letter to the class.
This is where your character will come alive! You will come dressed
as your character and reveal your identity through the letter.
You will be graded on your enthusiasm and creativity. You will
really have to get to know your character so that you can best
portray that person.
will need to use lots of adjectives. By reading your letter,
family and friends should be able to understand the enormous
hardships you encounter as an abolitionist.
should read the information contained at each site thoroughly
with your individual role and task in mind.
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