Slave Narratives: Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and the Columbian Orator

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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. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Because this resource is so heavily based on reading texts, it would be great to supplement with historical photos or excerpts of historical films
  • Use this unit as your class studies slavery in the United States, African American history, or during Black History Month
Classroom Considerations

  • This resource offers several strategies for textual analysis, including the use of key words for summary writing and general vocabulary development, that would be great to incorporate into other lessons
Pros

  • Promotes critical thinking and quality textual analysis
  • Excellent progression of concepts throughout the unit
  • Detailed instructional guidelines
Cons

  • None
Common Core