essential Question

what are the relevant vocabulary terms on the fight to abolish slavery?


  • Benjamin Franklin

  • Bleeding Kansas (1854-1861)

  • The Compromise of 1850

  • The Dred Scott v. Sandford decision (1857)

  • Frederick Douglass

  • The Fugitive Slave Act (1850)

  • Harriet Tubman

  • John Brown

  • John Q. Adams

  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854)

  • The Lincoln-Douglas debates (1858)

  • The Missouri Compromise (1820)

  • State's Rights

  • Theodore Weld

  • The Underground Railroad

  • William Lloyd Garrison

  • The Wilmot Proviso (1846)

Activity 1: Create a separate circle map on each of the vocabulary words.

In the circle map you must include:

  • A definition of the word,

  • A paraphrased definition of the word,

  • A picture or drawing,

  • A sentence with the vocabulary word used correctly,

  • Synonyms and antonyms OR characteristics and features OR related words

You may complete your vocabulary circle maps in your notebook or using the Thinking Map Learning Community and upload them to Google Classroom.


Vocab Circle Map Example.pdf

Extension Activities