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Flight to Freedom

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Title:

Flight to Freedom

URL:

https://www.mission-us.org/pages/landing-mission-2

Content Source:

Other
WNET Thirteen
Type: Interactive/Game

Overview:

In this interactive game from WNET Thirteen, “Flight to Freedom,” players take on the role of Lucy, a 14-year-old girl enslaved in Kentucky who escapes to Ohio. As Lucy joins a community of abolitionists, players discover that life in the “free” North is dangerous and difficult. In 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act threatens all African Americans in the North and brings new urgency to the anti-slavery movement.  Teachers will need to register for a free account. The game may be played in a whole group setting or individually.  Teachers may access an educator's guide.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 10
United States History I: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
13 ) Summarize major legislation and court decisions from 1800 to 1861 that led to increasing sectionalism, including the Missouri Compromise of 1820, the Compromise of 1850, the Fugitive Slave Acts, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the Dred Scott decision. [A.1.a., A.1.c., A.1.e., A.1.f., A.1.g., A.1.i., A.1.j.]

•  Describing Alabama's role in the developing sectionalism of the United States from 1819 to 1861, including participation in slavery, secession, the Indian War, and reliance on cotton (Alabama)
•  Analyzing the Westward Expansion from 1803 to 1861 to determine its effect on sectionalism, including the Louisiana Purchase, Texas Annexation, and the Mexican Cession
•  Describing tariff debates and the nullification crisis between 1800 and 1861
•  Analyzing the formation of the Republican Party for its impact on the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: United States History I: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Analyze the causes for increasing sectionalism in the United States prior to the Civil War, including legislative, judicial, social, political, and economic causes.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • legislation
  • act
  • secession
  • annexation
  • cession
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Major legislation and court decisions from 1800 to 1861 that led to increasing sectionalism, including the Missouri Compromise of 1820, the Compromise of 1850, the Fugitive Slave Acts, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the Dred Scott decision.
  • Alabama's role in the developing sectionalism of the United States from 1819 to 1861, including participation in slavery, secession, the Indian War, and reliance on cotton.
  • Westward Expansion from 1803 to 1861 including the Louisiana Purchase, Texas Annexation, and the Mexican Cession.
  • Tariff debates and the nullification crisis between 1800 and 1861.
  • The formation of the Republican Party for its impact on the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States.
Skills:
Students are able to
  • Summarize major legislation and court decision from 1800 to 1861 that led to increasing sectionalism.
  • Describe Alabama's role in the developing sectionalism of the United States from 1819 to 1861, including the participation in slavery, secession, the Indian War, and reliance on cotton.
  • Analyzing the Westward Expansion from 1803 to 1861 to determine its effect on sectionalism.
  • Describe tariff debates and the nullification crisis between 1800 and 1861.
  • Analyze the formation of the Republican party for its impact on the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln.
  • Explain the significance of the 36'30 parallel in relation to the Missouri Compromise, Sectionalism, and Manifest Destiny.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • There were important events that led to increased sectionalism, including legislation and court decisions, the role of new land acquisition and the spread of slavery into new territories, and these issues that led to the formation of the Republican Party.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.10.13- Define sectionalism; recognize major legislation and court decisions that increased sectional tensions prior to the Civil War.


Tags: Fugitive Slave Act, slavery
License Type: Custom Permission Type
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Comments

Developed for use in middle and high school classrooms, Mission US engages students in the study of transformational moments in American history. Each mission consists of an interactive game and a set of curriculum materials that are aligned to national standards and feature document-based activities. The game immerses players in rich, historical settings and then empowers them to make choices that illuminate how ordinary people experienced the past. The Educator's Guide provides a wealth of resources and activities for both teachers and students, including primary source documents that show the broader social, political, and economic context of events and perspectives featured in the game. Since some of the topics Mission US explores are difficult, it is recommended that teachers/parents preview the game content to make sure it is appropriate for their students/children. 

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Author: Ginger Boyd