F.E.W. Harper: Uplifted from the Shadows

What is stereotyping, and how do we handle stereotyping in our daily interactions? Your young historians will not only have the opportunity to learn about the first African American woman to publish a short story–Frances Ellen Watkins—but will also use her story to consider the consequences of stereotyping.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • This is the perfect resource to reference during Black History Month or your study of African American history
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have an understanding of slavery and its presence in early American society prior to beginning this lesson
Pros

  • All handouts and texts provided (see the resource's included materials)
  • Great cross-curricular connections to character education and writing activities 
Cons

  • None