Lesson Details

Title: John Brown: Hero or Traitor (Abolitionist)
Created By: Kim Bartoe & Dylan Dettling
Grade Level(s): 4th
Content Statement: 7
Summary: The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 made it illegal to help slaves escape. While not all Ohioans were abolitionists, seeds of the anti-slavery movement were planted by local antislavery newspapers, growing Ohio into a strong center of opposition to slavery. The Ohio Anti-Slavery Society employed lecturers to travel across the state, hoping they would convince Ohioans to join the abolitionist movement. The unit focus will be John Brown as an example of an Ohio abolitionist who later dies as a result of his choice to raid Harper’s Ferry.
Date Modified:4/12/2016
Lesson Files:  Abolitionist John Brown.zip

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