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33 resources with the keyterm frederick douglass

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Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, Written by Himself

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Foster reader confidence when encountering complex text and reinforce the skills readers have acquired to build and extend their understanding of text. The plan uses a section of Douglass’ narrative as an exemplar text. Directions for...
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Slavery: Acts of Resistance

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Historical accounts of various events have proven to differ depending on the point of view of the person documenting the event. Learners read and analyze two first person accounts of acts of slave resistance seen at a southern...
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Nonfiction Study Guide: Frederick Douglass

For Students 8th - 11th
For homeschool or the classroom: response to reading activities, writing prompts, study guides, a reading schedule, plot flow chart, and character map relevant to any reading task. Resource is designated for Narrative of the Life of...
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Slave narratives: A genre study

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Excerpts from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs and from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass provide learners with an opportunity to study the genre of slave narratives.Class members look for common...
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Frederick Douglass Expository Reading Guide

For Students 10th - 12th
Help your high schoolers navigate the cross-curricular text Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass with this reading guide. The questions guide learners through composing a summary of any given chapter in the text. In addition,...
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The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the slaves purpose in singing spirituals.  For this American History lesson, 11th graders analyze primary and secondary sources about spirituals.  Students discuss the effect of spirituals on modern music.
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The American Civil War: A Nation Divided (1861-1865)

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Intended for use with atlases, this presentation details the causes and effects of the Civil War. It includes historical pictures of battles and discussion points about the technology which emerged during (and for) the war. The final...
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave by Frederick Douglass

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this literature worksheet, students respond to 12 short answer and essay questions about Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom...
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George Washington and Frederick Douglass letters: Recognizing Point of View and Bias

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders compare and contrast the tone and purpose of letters written by George Washington and Frederick Douglass. In this primary source analysis lesson, 9th graders read and respond to questions about the letters and authors'...
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From Courage to Freedom: Frederick Douglass's 1845 Autobiography

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study slavery from the perspctive of an American slave. In this Frederick Douglass lesson, students complete the suggested pre-reading and post-reading activities included for Douglass's autobiography, Narrative of the Life of...
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The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Dou

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the concept that education is related to freedom. In this human rights lesson, 9th graders read The Narrative of Frederick Douglass. Students dialogue about their readings and education as it relates to human...
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Frederick Douglass: If There Is No Stuggle, There Is No Progress

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore Frederick Douglass's method of resisting slavery. In this Frederick Douglas lesson, students read a speech given by Douglas regarding his theories of resistance. Students discuss the speech and then write their own...
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From Courage to Freedom: Slavery's Dehumanizing Effects

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study how Frederick Douglass uses language to describe a realistic picture of slavery in his writings which are primary source documents. They examine his use of word choice, imagery, irony, and rhetorical appeals and use slave...
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Heroes in Art

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine the life, portraits and speeches of Frederick Douglass. They consider what made his speeches effective and why he is regarded as a national hero. They write an original speech.
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Time of Slavery

For Teachers 5th
Young historians learn about abolitionists, The Civil War, Frederick Douglas, and so many more details about slavery in this highly engaging presentation. Teachers could use this as a whole class review and discussion tool.
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From Courage to Freedom: Slavery's Dehumanizing Effects

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Learners analyze slavery and its effects on humanity using Frederick Douglass' autobiography. In this slavery lesson plan, students analyze instances of reality and romanticized myth using a slave narrative. Learners explore Douglass'...
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From Courage to Freedom

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students analyze Frederick Douglass' narrative about Christianity and slavery. In this Frederick Douglass lesson, students read his slave narrative and analyze its word choice, imagery, irony, and rhetorical appeals. Students explore...
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Introducing the Essay: Twain, Douglass, and American Non-Fiction

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students analyze American essayists Mark Twain and Frederick Douglass in an introduction to American literary non-fiction writing. In this essay history lesson, students identify methods for writing essays. Students read and analyze...
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Exploring the Life of a Slave

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore importance of abolitionists who worked to advance freedoms of black Americans prior to/during Reconstruction era, read and identify key concepts in Frederick Douglass's narrative, recognize how Douglass's slave...
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Being Me in the Face of Adversity - Americans Who Stood Up for Their Beliefs

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students identify important Americans from the colonial, revolutionary and slavery periods who are noted for standing up for their beliefs in the face of peer disapproval. They identify the importance of music in motivating and...
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The Politics of Emancipation Emancipation Frederick Douglass Gets to Know President Lincoln

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars compare abolitionist views of Frederick Douglass with other anti-slavery leaders of that period. They plan and take part in a mock anti-slavery rally of the 1840s, using the language of the pre-Civil War abolitionists to...
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Antebellum Revivalism and Reform

For Teachers 8th - 11th
A gold mine for American history teachers, this presentation cascades through the middle of the 19th century with the central themes of moral and social reform. Between the blossoming Mormon church, the tightening of the Temperance...
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Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass

For Students 4th - 6th
In this history worksheet, learners read a one page biography about Frederick Douglass. Students then answer 15 short essay questions about the text.
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave by Frederick Douglass

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 13 multiple choice questions about Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave. Students may submit their answers to be scored.