Sojourner Truth: Abolitionist and Women’s Rights Activist

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Scholars dive into the life of former slave, abolitionist, and women's rights activist Sojourner Truth. Using video evidence, speeches, and primary documents, class members complete a project on a current "Truth-figure" they see in today's world. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the lesson by using PBS videos on Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and Harriet Beecher Stowe 
  • Role play Truth's speech by reciting it out loud for the class to hear, not just read
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson should take 40 minutes, so remember that for pacing
Pros

  • Provides extension opportunities with additional video resources from PBS
  • Resource contains printable worksheets and graphic organizers 
Cons

  • None
Common Core