<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Contraband Historical Society-Hampton Roads, VA

Contraband Historical Society - Hampton, Virginia 501 c (3) Non-Profit Organization


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This Lesson Plan is for Teachers and Students of
U.S. and Virginia History

Freedom's Fortress: Fort Monroe - The Road to Freedom

Shedding a light on

Hampton Roads boasts a rich historical past filled with the wretched practice of human bondage and the prosperity and enlightenment of freedom. Contraband slaves made numerous contributions to the wealth of Hampton Roads.

This picture depicts General Benjamin Butler, possibly discussing his new Contraband Policy with his advisors
and the three gentlemen who escaped enslavement, Shepard Mallory, Frank Baker, and James Townsend.


This proposal for inclusion of local history/United States history in the Standards of Learning for the city of Hampton and the state of Virginia; Monroe: The Road to Freedom – Contributions of the “Contraband Slaves” is designed to encourage students and teachers of U. S. and Virginia history to interpret ideas from a different historical perspective.

Complete Standards of Learning Educational ModuleIt takes the well-treated subject of the events that led up to the Emancipation Proclamation and presents them from a different point of view, shedding light on the significance of these events by incorporating historical facts that are often overlooked.

The materials provided will aid students in discussing and evaluating issues orally and through written activities and through reading and analyzing primary resources.

Students will have the opportunity to focus on cause and effect while drawing conclusions.

Learning Rationale

Curriculum Framework

Instructional Support

Student Activities

Enhanced Learning References

DVD Discussion Points

WIKIPEDIA Recommended Guidelines

Sample Quiz

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