Uncle Tom’s Cabin: George’s Speech

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Sometimes it takes a work of fiction to demonstrate nonfictional tragedies and events. George, an escaped slave, describes to Mr. Wilson the hardships of his life in a short passage from Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a part of a reading of Uncle Tom's Cabin or as part of a unit on the abolitionist movement
  • The worksheet may be used as a reading comprehension exercise
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity assumes readers are familiar with the Underground Railroad, the abolitionist movement, and slave laws
Pros

  • The passage may be used to paint a picture of slavery in America, independently from a reading of the entire novel
Cons

  • None
Common Core