October 6, 2011 What do you think the Crafts will find in Philadelphia? Have they left all their troubles behind them?
Objective: Students will increase their literacy skills by reading the novel The Rains
Homework: Reading exercise on the slave trade in preparation for next week
Vocabulary - Abolition Comes from the word Abolish For this class, Abolition means trying to end slavery
Cy Twombly – is it art?
Underground railroad NOT a real railroad A network of safe houses Philadelphia was a major center
William and Ellen Craft
Peter Still William’s older brother Lived as a slave Eventually escaped
William Still Underground Railroad Conductor The person the Crafts are to meet
8th and Market – where the Crafts were to go
Quakers Large religion in Philadelphia Pacifists Often against slavery
Questions: P. 28 - 36 How many slaves were in the US in 1800? 1820? What were the Witnesses? The helpers? The Conductors? What were William Still’s parents? What happened to his brother Peter? What was William Still’s salary? What was the Vigilance Committee and where was their headquarters? Who was Peter Friedman? How did meeting Peter change William Still’s life? Where did William Still live? What government job did Still get? Name some of the people who worked with Still Why was Still’s work dangerous? What was quintessential?
Class work: create a business card for William Still Hamburger fold Need a logo / visual His location What he does It is something he could use in his business
Exit ticket (with the questions) Why was the meeting of Peter and William Still important?