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Begin Your Webquest Here


On the Plantation: Life as Slave


To start, listen to the story of the runaway slave, then click around the scene to learn more about life on a Southern plantation, read “Growing Up in Slavery” to meet Fannie Moore and after you’ve explored these resources ,answer these questions.

1. What did it mean to be a slave? What were some of the basic rights that slaves did not have?Being a slave means you had to live under a mans rule and you had no rights.Slaves did not have the right to read and vote.

2. Why did people own slaves in the United States in the 1800s?To work in there cottom field.

3. When did slavery begin in the United States? Where did the first slaves come from?It started during the american war of independence in the 1780's.They came from Africa.

4. Describe the life of a slave on a Southern plantation. Where did slaves live? What kinds of work did they do? How were they punished?The life of a slave was horrible they couldnty read,do what they want,and they could go no where.Slaves lived with there owners.They worked in cooton field and clean up.There punishment was being chained to a pole and beaten badly.

5. What do you think were some of the hardest things about being a slave?Pickin cotton all day in the sun with no shoes gloves or nothing.


Escape! The Underground Railroad 

Listen to the story of the runaway slave, then click around the scene to learn more about how slaves made their escapes and found their way. After you’ve explored these resources, answer these questions.

1. Why did some enslaved African Americans try to escape from their owners? Why was this such a dangerous act?Their owners were misstreating them.

2. How did most slaves travel when they escaped? How did they find their way?They traveled by foot railroad and found there way by the stars.

3. What were some of the worst dangers and challenges that runaway slaves faced?Being captuered and dieng of starvation.

4. How did runaways try to avoid getting caught? What happened if they were caught?They hid from the people and they got beattin.

5. What was the Underground Railroad? Who were the “passengers” and the “conductors”?A escape route for runaway slaves.Black people.

6. Why did the Underground Railroad have to be so secretive? What are some ways that people on the Underground Railroad kept their work – and runaway slaves – hidden?So that the owners wouldnt find out and shut it down.They kept moving and the hid the slaves in the train basket.




Reaching Safety: Heroes for the Cause


To start, listen to the story of the runaway slave, then click around the scene to learn how some abolitionists helped fugitives reach freedom. Try the “Harriet Tubman Web Quest,” to learn about the life of this brave woman who risked her life to guide hundreds of enslaved African Americans to freedom.

1. Were runaway slaves free once they reached the Northern states? Explain your answer.

2. Who were the abolitionists? How did they spread their message?

3. What are some ways that abolitionists helped runaways on the Underground Railroad?

4. Did all abolitionists support the Underground Railroad? Why or why not?

5. Why was it so dangerous for people to help runaway slaves?

6. Who was Harriet Tubman? How do you think she and the Northern abolitionists helped each other’s cause?


Almost Free: Life in the North

Have you explored all the resources in “Almost Free: Life in the North”? To start, listen to the

story of the runaway slave, then click around the scene to discover what life was like for fugitives in the North.  See “Compare Two Worlds: The North vs. South,” for interactive maps that identify important differences between the North and South before the Civil War. After you’ve explored these resources, answer these questions.

1. What are some of the different places that slaves settled in the North? Why did many runaways go to Canada?

2. What were some of the challenges the newcomers faced as they started their new lives?

3. What were three major differences between the North and the South before the Civil War?

4. What was the Emancipation Proclamation? What impact did it have?

5. Why did so many African Americans fight in the Civil War on the side of the Union?

6. What was one important outcome of the Civil War?



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