This George Moses Horton: Slavery from a Poet's Perspective lesson plan also includes:
- Teacher Tool 1
- Teacher Tool 2: An Overview of Virtual Freedom
- Teacher Tool 3: Enslaved Entrepeneurship
- Teacher Tool 4: Support for PDF Slide Show
- Teacher Tool 5: Discussing "Slavery"
- Student Handout 1
- PDF Slide Show
- The Crafting Freedom Materials Project
- Additional Resources (Selected Books, Articles, and Websites)
- Student Handout 2: Analyzing "Slavery"
- George Moses Horton Lesson Plan (Grades 3-5)
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Pupils have the unique opportunity to learn about the institution of slavery by reading first-hand experiences as described by George Moses Horton, the first slave to publish anti-slavery poetry.
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- To balance the emphasis on reading informational texts in this resource, and to support ELLs and language acquisition, have learners practice sketching the text or drawing graphics to represent the major terms in the lesson (i.e. virtual freedom, enslaved entrepreneurship, etc.)
- Preview the reading texts in order to determine possible unknown words that learners may struggle with
- All materials included, such as brief biography of Horton, overview of enslaved entrepreneurship, PDF slide show, and Horton's poetry