After a study of the Civil War, this activity can be used to encourage students to think about the problems that freed slaves faced even though their freedom had been granted. Students will participate in lively debate in which they will discuss whether, as freed slaves, they should stay in the South or go North.

Learning Objectives

Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

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