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Discussion & Essay Questions

Available to teachers only as part of the Teaching AbolitionismTeacher Pass

Teaching Abolitionism Teacher Pass includes:

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  • Discussion & Essay Questions
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  • Related Readings in Literature & History

Sample of Discussion & Essay Questions

  1. Big Picture
    • How would you explain the striking contradictions of early America? Slavery within a society that celebrates freedom? Brutal exploitation among a people who believed that they were launching a noble experiment in liberty?
    • Does Contemporary American society hold any similar contradictions?
    • Will future historians ponder some strange blind spot in our own society?
    • Is there a scorned, minority movement that future generations will celebrate for its foresight and heroism?
      • Tree huggers?
      • Tea Partiers?
      • Peaceniks?
      • Militiamen?