Full Steam to Freedom

Grade Range: K-6
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Reference Materials, Interactives & Media
Duration: 160 Minutes
Date Posted: 3/18/2011

Robert Smalls was born a slave in South Carolina, but made a daring escape to freedom on the ship CSS Planter and joined the Union in fighting to end slavery in America. By using this OurStory module, children and adults can enjoy exploring one aspect of the Civil War. Focused on actively reading Seven Miles to Freedom, an illustrated biography of Robert Smalls, this module also includes links to a related outdoor game, classroom-based newspaper investigation and online exploration.

National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

Standards For English Language Arts (Grades K-12)

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

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