Lesson

"Am I Really Free?"

Lesson Overview

How free were the free blacks? Life for free blacks was not all peaches and cream. Although some were able to prosper they were not counted as citizens.  A few questions to consider are: Where did free Blacks live? What, if any, restrictions did they have?

Duration
1-2 hours
Lesson Type
Traditional Lesson

Essential Question

How free were the free blacks? 

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

3

Social Studies

  • Graphic organizers 
  • Resource/Trade books 
  • Various objects to write about (black iron, quilt, etc.)
  • Historical Poems

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