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  • 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?