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Handout 1.1 – Who Were the Key Players?


Name: _______________________________________

  1. With a partner or on your own, pick four people or organizations from the list below:
    1. Your choices:
      • Black Loyalist
      • Sir James Douglas
      • Sylvia Stark
      • Mary Ann Shadd Cary
      • Green Thurman
      • William King
    2. Other options to research when using outside sources:
      • Provincial Freeman
      • Anti-Slavery Society
      • The Globe
      • Mifflin Gibbs
  2. Look up each of the four research subjects on Library and Archives Canada's Under a Northern Star website. You may also use online search engines, or explore the sites in Activity Resources. Use the suggested names as key-word searches.
  3. For each person or organization, answer the questions below. Write the answers for each subject on chart paper for the rest of the class to use as a reference for the next activities.

    Questions to answer for each choice:
    1. Who or what organization did you choose?
    2. What happened to this person or organization that showed there was a need for social change?
    3. What did this person or organization do to cause social change?
    4. Were they successful in causing social change? Why or why not?

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