Frederick Douglass for Kids: His Life and Times, with 21 Activities (For Kids series)

Frederick Douglass for Kids: His Life and Times, with 21 Activities (For Kids series)

Nancy I. Sanders

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 1569767173

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Few Americans have had as much impact on this nation as Frederick Douglass. Born on a plantation, he later escaped slavery and helped others to freedom via the Underground Railroad. In time he became a bestselling author, an outspoken newspaper editor, a brilliant orator, a tireless abolitionist, and a brave civil rights leader. He was famous on both sides of the Atlantic in the years leading up to the Civil War, and when war broke out, Abraham Lincoln invited him to the White House for counsel and advice.

            Frederick Douglass for Kids follows the footsteps of a true hero, one of the leading African Americans of his day. And to better appreciate Douglass and his times, readers will:

·        form a debating club

·        create a sailor’s tarpaulin hat and cravat that Douglass wore during his escape

·        make a Civil War haversack

·        participate in a microlending program

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my assistance, for I knew a ship from stem to stern, and from keelson to crosstrees, and could talk sailor like an ‘old salt.’” His friend’s sailor’s protection papers were hidden deep inside his pocket. As Frederick had hoped, the train conductor was busy collecting tickets. By the time he reached Frederick, the conductor asked, “I suppose you have your free papers?” It was the most anxious moment Frederick ever experienced in his life. Trying to hide his fear, Frederick answered quickly, “No,

who sacrificed his life for the freedom of the slave. A great political election took place in the nation. Abraham Lincoln was sworn into office as president of the United States. An angry South elected its own president. Southern states seceded, or tore away from the Union. The United States was no longer united. Shots were fired. A civil war, great and terrible, was declared. Frederick Douglass took refuge in England when his life was in danger following John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.

the last shriek of a mother’s breaking heart as she stood on the slave’s auction block and her children were stolen from her arms. Slavery in America had come to an end. The joy Frederick Douglass felt in his heart was indescribable. He had dedicated his life’s work to bringing an end to T slavery. In his highest hopes, however, he had never dared to imagine what life would be like if slavery actually ended. Yet it had. He had lived to see the end of slavery in his own lifetime. Now he felt at

stationed throughout the South for a short time to help establish law and order. During these years, Frederick Douglass was busy performing his part to help teach fellow citizens how to rebuild their lives. For a short time, he stepped into the role of editor-in-chief with the Washington, DC, newspaper the New National Era, before handing over the responsibilities to his sons Lewis and Frederick Jr. He also developed connections with the Freedmen’s Savings and Trust Company, more commonly known

Civil War for Kids A History with 21 Activities Janis Herbert “This book provides a look at the Civil War and its leaders and includes activities such as battle reenactments and recipes for soldiers’ rations. . . . Ideal for classrooms.” —School Library Journal 978-1-55652-355-7 $16.95 (CAN $18.95) History explodes in this activity guide spanning the turmoil preceding secession, the first shots fired at Fort Sumter, the fierce battles on land and sea, and finally the Confederate surrender at

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