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Card 36 - 1853: 24 Hours in the Fight for Freedom

From the Models of Excellence Project Card Collection

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Grade Level

4th Grade
Genesee Community Charter School
Rochester, NY

Fourth grade students, as part of a learning expedition about slavery and women’s rights, created a professional-quality children’s book of historical fiction that chronicles one day in the year 1853 from the perspective of multiple characters.

1853: 24 Hours in the Fight for Freedom
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Students researched the book with experts at the Harriet Tubman House, the Susan B. Anthony House, and the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Museum. The book narrates the story of 24 hours in the life of period characters such as a runaway slave, an abolitionist harboring slaves, and a women’s suffrage advocate.

The book was produced in the school’s publishing center; it features illustrations that combine watercolor art with block prints, and uses text overlays. It has been purchased by schools across the country, and has been the inspiration for similar works by students focused on different topics.

For more information visit Models of Excellence.org.



Topic

Grade Level

4th Grade
Genesee Community Charter School
Rochester, NY

Fourth grade students, as part of a learning expedition about slavery and women’s rights, created a professional-quality children’s book of historical fiction that chronicles one day in the year 1853 from the perspective of multiple characters.

1853: 24 Hours in the Fight for Freedom
Click on the image to learn more about this project

Students researched the book with experts at the Harriet Tubman House, the Susan B. Anthony House, and the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Museum. The book narrates the story of 24 hours in the life of period characters such as a runaway slave, an abolitionist harboring slaves, and a women’s suffrage advocate.

The book was produced in the school’s publishing center; it features illustrations that combine watercolor art with block prints, and uses text overlays. It has been purchased by schools across the country, and has been the inspiration for similar works by students focused on different topics.

For more information visit Models of Excellence.org.