Eleventh graders analyze historic events and concepts recorded in Whitman's poems. They examine conditions in Civil War hospitals and the poet's reactions to those conditions.
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Slave Narratives: Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and the Columbian Orator
Young historians practice in-depth, quality analysis of primary source texts in this three-lesson unit, which examines excerpts from the slave narratives of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and Caleb Bingham.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Nonfiction Study Guide: Frederick Douglass
For homeschool or the classroom: response to reading activities, writing prompts, study guides, a reading schedule, plot flow chart, and character map relevant to any reading task. Resource is designated for Narrative of the Life of...
8th - 11th English Language Arts
Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island: Lesson Plan 2
After watching West of the West's documentary The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island, class members imagine how Juana Maria/Karana may have felt about living alone on the island for 18 years and craft a blackout poem or a narrative in her...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Frederick Douglass Expository Reading Guide
Help your high schoolers navigate the cross-curricular text Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass with this reading guide. The questions guide learners through composing a summary of any given chapter in the text. In addition,...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
New Review A Lesson on Benjamin Franklin’s “Project for Moral Perfection”
Benjamin Franklin identified 13 virtues that he felt would strengthen his character if he could focus on each one. A thorough lesson explores high schoolers' personal values in the context of their lives, and compels them to strive for...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Incorporating Flashbacks in Narrative Text - The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis
After watching a video segment of an interview with one of the survivors of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, young writers create an original narrative that utilizes flashback to tell the L.D. Cox's story. Writers determine who or...
9th - 11th English Language Arts
Travel back to 1787 as young scholars investigate the creation of the US Constitution. After first working in small groups to create sets of classroom rules, students go on to read a summary of the Constitution and watch a short video...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Slave Narratives: Constructing U.S. History Through Analyzing Primary Sources
Pupils research narratives from the Federal Writers' Project and describe the lives of former slaves in the U.S. In this slave narratives lesson, students interpret primary source oral history documents and summarize narrative of former...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts