200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019


Memories of a Journey

Before the lesson, students will have read "Go South to Freedom" which depicts a slave and his family's escape to freedom. For this portion of the lesson, we will read a portion of this primary resource. We will focus specifically on the author's journey from Georgia to Alabama. We will focus on the obstacles faced during their journey and efforts to settle in the new land. We will then compare both journeys to new lands, looking at how both were a choice for a better life, but one was an escape while the other was for more economical reasons. We will look deeper into the outcomes of these decisions and how the reasons behind the journeys affected the journey itself.

Creator: Candice Evans
Date: War of 1812

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ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard:
Grade 5: Standard(s) 6

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