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        To Follow or Not to Follow? Lesson Plan

        This lesson is to be used with the program Underground Railroad: The William Still Story. Students will learn about the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Students will decide what types of rules and laws that they obey and/or should obey. The topic of following a rule or law even if they find it immoral will be explored.

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        Fugitive Slaves

        Fugitive slaves in a wagon and on foot escaping slavery.

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        The Fugitive Slave Act

        In the fall of 1850, Congress passes a law that threatens freedom for all African-Americans.

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        Freedom's Land

        After the Fugitive Slave Act was passed the Underground Railroad didn’t stop; it continued north to Canada.

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        Sale of a Woman

        Auction sale with woman on the block.

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        Fugitive Slave Act Effects

        African American men being pursued after escaping slavery.

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