Unit 10: What Do We Stand For?
Slavery, Dred Scott & the Old Courthouse
|Listed below are possible research or discussion topics, online lesson plans, resources and other materials. As you look through this list please consider that this series can work for grades 4-12, with an emphasis on 7th grade. Also consider that the series will be used with different purposes for different grade levels. This is by no means a complete list of resources, and we cannot guarantee the life span and quality of the web site addresses.|
- Dred Scott
- Harriet Scott
- Dred Scott vs. Irene Emerson
- The Old St. Louis Courthouse
- Taylor Blow
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Roger Taney
- Missouri Compromise
- John Berry Mechem
- Anti-Black Education Law
- The Constitutional Community: Fugitive from Labor Cases: Henry Garnett (1850) and Moses Honner This lesson plan is a comparison of two cases, which demonstrates the increasingly volatile political crisis in the 1850s arising over the issue of slavery and the necessity for the enactment of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. This lesson plan seems more for grades 9-12 or advanced middle school students.
- The Daily Lesson Plan: Of Human Bondage: Exploring Perspectives on Slavery During the Civil War Using Primary and Secondary Sources This lesson plan is for grades 6-12.
- Dred Scott's Fight for Freedom
- The History Place: The Dred Scott Decision
- State of Missouri, Secretary of State: Missouri's African-American History
- Missouri State Archives: Before Dred Scott: Freedom Suits in Antebellum Missouri An interactive lesson plan with original documents
- Missouri Black Heritage
Greene, Lorenzo Johnson; Kremer, Gary R.;
Holland, Antonio F.
University of Missouri Press
- No Crystal Stair: The Story of Thirteen African Americans Who Once Called St. Louis Home
Wright, John A.
Ferguson-Florissant School District
- The Dred Scot Case
The Black Heritage Library Collection