Lesson Plan

History Scene Investigators - John Brown's Raid

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An informative resource covers the event of John Brown's Raid, an event that became an important part of West Virginia history. It serves as a standalone and covers the event and John Brown's life in depth using group work, online research, worksheets, a bell ringer, and more.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Connect the lesson to the broader abolitionist movement of the time period 
  • Scaffold knowledge by ensuring that scholars understand how to analyze primary source photographs 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires devices with an Internet connection or printed copies of the handout
  • The Word doc and PowerPoint are large and may take longer than normal to load
  • Provides all needed materials including worksheets and the presentation
  • Uses a website for research on John Brown that includes photographs, maps, and other useful information
  • Suggests using test questions and gives some direction, but it requires that teachers write the test questions