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Abolitionist Speeches

Eighth graders analyze historical abolitionist speeches to gain knowledge of the social, economic and political effects of institutional racism and discrimination. They write an essay analyzing an abolitionist speech. Pupils write about the speech that they researched that an abolitionist gave.

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Grade
8th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
3 hrs
Instructional Strategies
Research
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Lynn C.
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