Abolition / Anti-Slavery MINI-BOOK & Activities: Tubman, Douglass, Brown & more!


The Abolition Movement is a pivotal period in American history- teach it with ease using this student friendly mini-book! It is printable AND Google compatible. The mini-book includes 13 pages of informational text, reading skills tasks, and interactive flip card activities. It provides the perfect snapshot of slavery, the Abolition Movement, and five Abolitionists- Harriet Tubman, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. This mini-book can be used for whole class read alouds, independent close reads, and to enhance literacy.

This mini-book is a great supplement to my Full WESTWARD EXPANSION Unit!


– Teacher Guide with instructions and implementation suggestions

– 13-page student mini-book that includes:

  • Directions for annotations
  • Informational reading passages about slavery, the Abolition Movement, and FIVE Abolitionists:

1. Harriet Tubman

2. John Brown

3. Frederick Douglass

4. Sojourner Truth

5. Harriet Beecher-Stowe

  • A built-in “Summarize” reading task
  • A built-in “Main Idea” reading task

– Two Interactive “The Abolitionists” Flip Cards with student-directions

– One assessment: 5 multiple choice, 5 true/false, and one written response

– An answer key for the assessment

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