This lesson plan aligns with the episode, “The Long History of Abolition in America.

  • Content area: History/19th Century America + Slavery + Reform
  • Target audience: 11th/12th grade or undergraduate survey
  • Suggested length: 1-2 class periods


  1. Understand the multiple arguments of different Abolitionist groups in 19th century America
  2. Strengthen skills in developing an argument in the context of a historical period
  3. Develop teambuilding and oral presentation skills in the classroom

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Lesson plan developed by Olivia Langa