The Slavery Debate and the Dred Scott Family

The Slavery Debate and the Dred Scott Family

The Slavery Debate and the Dred Scott Family

Property and Freedom

Discover how a family's desire to secure its freedom collided with a nation's debate over slavery. Students will exercise critical thinking skills, examine primary resources and explore the issues leading to the Supreme Court's infamous Dred Scott Decision of 1857.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Students are encouraged to use tablets, smartphones, ipods or laptops to participate in this lesson. BYOD works with 1:1 devices, computer labs, or as few as 4 devices in the classroom.

History Live

Grades 7-12
Length of time: 
60 minutes
Cost: 
$75/program for schools in Minnesota
$120/program for schools outside of Minnesota