Homework Activity: Huck Stations #1-4


Station #1
Go here --> http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/railton/timeline/index.html

1. Click on “Start Playing
2. Write down the questions and the correct answers. You can hand write or use Word. If you use Word you must print when finished.
Complete all four sections:
  • Mark Twain: Level 1
  • His Times: Level 1
  • Mark Twain: Level 2
  • His Times: Level 2

Station #2

3. Go here and read the entire article: http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/railton/sc_as_mt/obitap3.html
a. Summarize the article.
b. Explain the statement that Twain "made fun without hatred." Explain in complete sentences.
c. Explain ow "[u]nder all his humor he made us feel the pathos of life's realities, for he exposed the sham."
Refer to this page to understand the literary element of pathos: http://literarydevices.net/pathos/
Refer here for a definition of sham: http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/sham

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Huck Stations #3 & #4. Write your responses in complete sentences.

Station #3 - Fugitive Slave Act - Reseach the Fugitive Slave Act and Civil War and answer the questions below. Write out your answers in complete sentences on lined paper or type in Word. Print and turn in if you use Word. Use at least 2 sources and cite all sources (including prior knowledge learned in History class) - web links are sufficient for this.

Read about the Fugitive Slave Act and the American Civil War at the sites above. Respond to the following in complete sentences.
  1. In what year was the Fugitive Slave Act enacted?
  2. What was the Fugitive Slave Act?
  3. Before 1850, what would happen to runaway slaves who were caught?
  4. Why did the Fugitive Slave Act anger the North?
  5. How were Northern states defiant of the Fugitive Slave Act?
  6. What was the ruling of the 1857 Dred Scott case?
  7. Which states were in the Northwest Territory? Did they ever allow slavery or not?
  8. How did the Fugitive Slave Act lead up to the Civil War?
  9. Make a T-chart for the views of the North and the South in regard to the expansion of slavery into the western territories.
  10. Define state sovereignty.
  11. Why and when did South Carolina vote to secede?
  12. When did the Civil War end? How many casualties of war did each side suffer?
  13. What was Reconstruction?
  14. What hate group formed as a violent response to Reconstruction, and why did it form?

Station #4 – Emancipation Proclamation - Reseach the Emancipation Proclamation and answer the questions below. Write out your answers in complete sentences on lined paper or type in Word. Print and turn in if you use Word. Use at least 2 sources and cite all sources (including prior knowledge learned in History class) - web links are sufficient for this.

Read about The Emancipation Proclamation at the site above. Respond to the following in complete sentences.
  1. Who gave the Emancipation Proclamation and when? What exactly did it proclaim? How exactly did it impact the United States?
  2. Explain how many slaves the Emancipation Proclamation freed and where/in what states?
  3. When was the 13th Amendment ratified, and what did it ensure? Be specific.
Stations #1
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