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The Civil War and The Underground Railroad

The Civil War and The Underground Railroad


Document-based questions teach students to think like historians! Students learn to analyze and interpret a variety of sources, make connections between sources, bring in their own outside knowledge, and communicate their findings. Incorporates ELA/literacy requirements into social studies!

Gallopade’s Document-Based Questions series breaks down the DBQ process into smaller, scaffolded steps:

1. First, students learn to analyze individual primary and secondary sources using guided text-based and primary source-based questions.

2. Next, students apply higher-order thinking skills to read for information, compare and contrast, identify causes and effects, categorize information, arrange events into chronological order, identify point of view and purpose, and much more!

3. As students complete the critical-thinking activities on each individual page, they develop a deeper understanding of the social studies topic being covered.

4. Finally, students use these same sources to answer a big-picture DBQ question!

How this book helps:

• Students learn about a variety of social studies topics!
• Students build their inquiry and critical-thinking skills!
• Students improve their writing skills!
• Students learn to make conclusions and form opinions!
• Students learn to cite evidence to support their conclusions!
• Students learn to effectively communicate their conclusions to others!

Reproducible pages! Adds rigor to instruction!

Table of Contents

The Underground Railroad
Friends of the Underground Railroad
Surprising Escapes
Narrative of Henry Bibb
A Difficult Decision
Escape Quotations
The Fugitive Slave Act
The North Changes
The Power of the Pen
Song of the Free

Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Compromise of 1850
Henry Clay Quotations
Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Culture & Economics
The Life of Josiah Henson & Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Kansas-Nebraska Act
Bleeding Kansas
Raid on Harpers Ferry
Lincoln/Douglas Debates
Election of 1860

The 1860 Election
General Robert E. Lee
First Shots of the Civil War
Telegram from Fort Sumter
Fighting for a Cause
Civil War Quotations
Emancipation Proclamation
Battle Strategies
Battle of Gettysburg
Sherman’s Total War Strategy
Sherman’s Christmas Gift
Surrender at Appomattox
Angel of the Battlefield

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This title was added to our catalog on November 21, 2018.