Robert Smalls

Lesson Overview

This lesson delves into the story of Robert Smalls, a pivotal figure in the Civil War, and explores the changing role of African Americans during the conflict.  Students will analyze Smalls' actions and their impact, considering the broader historical context.

1-2 hours
Lesson Type
Traditional Lesson

Essential Question

How did the actions of individuals like Robert Smalls influence the Civil War and the fight for freedom for African Americans?

Lesson Created By: MegGaillard

Lesson Partners: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources