Ain't I a Woman?

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Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech has reverberated through American history, giving voice to women of color who had not previously been heard. Learners analyze the tone, audience, purpose, occasion, and speaker of the speech’s transcript, making assumptions based on context clues and textual evidence.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • For a collaborative activity, read the passage out loud as a class
  • Differentiate for English learners by giving them extra time to complete the assignment
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires that teachers print and distribute handouts

  • Builds primary source analysis skills
  • Helps refine critical thinking expertise

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