Perspective on the Slave Narrative
Pupils examine narratives of two slaves: iam W. Brown and Frederick Douglas. They produce an essay explaining how Brown's narrative challenged the prejudices of readers in his own time and how it challenges prejudices today.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 15 Downloads
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
Imagine what it was like to be a slave in the United States in 1845. Eighth graders are given an opportunity to experience life from the point of view of Frederick Douglass as they read and discuss an annotated passage from Narrative of...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Brown v. Board of Education
High schoolers are introduced to the importance of the Brown v. Board of Education case that ended segregation. As a class, they discuss how each of them would respond in different scenerios if they were a young African-American. They...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Split Over Suffrage
Compare and contrast Frederick Douglass's and the National Women's Suffrage Association's stances on equal rights and suffrage with a series of documents and worksheets. Learners work together or independently to complete the packet, and...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
John Brown: Hero or Villain?
"Love it or leave it." "You're either for us or against us." Rhetoric and it's polarizing effects are the focus of a lesson plan that uses John Brown's attack on Harper's Ferry as an exemplar. Groups examine primary source documents,...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Seeking Historical Detectives to Discover Who Was John Brown?
Young historians act as detectives in order to examine the characteristics of controversial abolitionist John Brown in the 1850s, working to identify his ultimate mission regarding slavery and the larger impact he had on the Civil War.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
“Twelve Years a Slave”: Analyzing Slave Narratives
Readers of Solomon Northup's brutally frank slave narrative Twelve Years a Slave examine passages that support the argument that slavery "undermined and corrupted" the institution of marriage. Background information is provided by a...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed