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CMS students learn about slavery

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned about slavery in their social studies class.

 

In Kaye Agathen’s classes, students discussed the Civil War, and learned about how slavery began and why it ended.

 

Agathen explained the Emancipation Proclamation to her students, and discussed how it, along with the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ended slavery.

 

To end the unit, Agathen read “Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad” by Ellen Levine.

 

The story is about a slave named Henry Brown who mails himself to the North so he can be free.

 

After the story, students tried to fit inside a box like the one Brown used to mail himself.

 

CMS social studies teacher Kaye Agathen helps fourth-grader Gabriel Noyola out of the box used as an example of the one Henry Brown used to mail himself to freedom.

CMS social studies teacher Kaye Agathen helps fourth-grader Gabriel Noyola out of the box used as an example of the one Henry Brown used to mail himself to freedom.

 

CMS social studies teacher Kaye Agathen lifts the lid as a student hides in a box like the one Henry Brown used to mail himself to freedom.

CMS social studies teacher Kaye Agathen lifts the lid as a student hides in a box like the one Henry Brown used to mail himself to freedom.

 

CMS fourth-grader Michael Abel hides in a box like the one Henry Brown used to mail himself to freedom, as social studies teacher Kaye Agathen watches.

CMS fourth-grader Michael Abel hides in a box like the one Henry Brown used to mail himself to freedom, as social studies teacher Kaye Agathen watches.

 

CMS fourth-grader Deason Smith laughs as he tries to fit inside a box like the one Henry Brown used to mail himself to freedom, as social studies teacher Kaye Agathen watches.

CMS fourth-grader Deason Smith laughs as he tries to fit inside a box like the one Henry Brown used to mail himself to freedom, as social studies teacher Kaye Agathen watches.

 

CMS fourth-grader Miley Hash laughs as she tries to fit inside a box like the one Henry Brown used to mail himself to freedom, as social studies teacher Kaye Agathen watches.

CMS fourth-grader Miley Hash laughs as she tries to fit inside a box like the one Henry Brown used to mail himself to freedom, as social studies teacher Kaye Agathen watches.

 

CMS social studies teacher Kaye Agathen looks inside a box in which one of her students is hiding. Henry Brown used a box like this one to mail himself to freedom.

CMS social studies teacher Kaye Agathen looks inside a box in which one of her students is hiding. Henry Brown used a box like this one to mail himself to freedom.

 

CMS social studies teacher Kaye Agathen watches as fourth-grader Gabriel Noyola hides in a box used as an example of the one Henry Brown used to mail himself to freedom.

CMS social studies teacher Kaye Agathen watches as fourth-grader Gabriel Noyola hides in a box used as an example of the one Henry Brown used to mail himself to freedom.

 

CMS social studies teacher Kaye Agathen explains how Henry Brown mailed himself inside a box so he could be free.

CMS social studies teacher Kaye Agathen explains how Henry Brown mailed himself inside a box so he could be free.

 

CMS social studies teacher Kaye Agathen explains how Henry Brown mailed himself inside a box so he could be free.

CMS social studies teacher Kaye Agathen explains how Henry Brown mailed himself inside a box so he could be free.

 

CMS social studies teacher Kaye Agathen reads “Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad” by Ellen Levine to her students.

CMS social studies teacher Kaye Agathen reads “Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad” by Ellen Levine to her students.

 

CMS fourth-graders Gabriel Noyola, at left, and Riley Newton complete worksheets as they learn about slavery.

CMS fourth-graders Gabriel Noyola, at left, and Riley Newton complete worksheets as they learn about slavery.

 

CMS fourth-graders Lillian Sears, at left, and Lily Sallee complete worksheets as they learn about slavery.

CMS fourth-graders Lillian Sears, at left, and Lily Sallee complete worksheets as they learn about slavery.

 

CMS fourth-grader Zhi Chen completes a worksheet as he learns about slavery.

CMS fourth-grader Zhi Chen completes a worksheet as he learns about slavery.





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