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Middle School students learn about slavery

CMS students om Kaye Agathen's classes discuss Civil War, and learn about how slavery began and why it ended, then re-enact a their version of the Underground Railroad
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By Calen McKinney, Public Information Officer
Campbellsville Independent Schools

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.

This story was posted on 2017-07-30 05:48:00
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Kaye Agathen: How Henry Brown mailed himself to freedom

2017-07-30 - Campbellsville Middle School, Campbellsville, KY - Photo by Calen McKinney, Public Information Officer, Campbellsville Independennt Schools (CIS) .
CMS social studies teacher Kaye Agathen explains how Henry Brown mailed himself inside a box so he could be free. - CALEN McKINNEY

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