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Uncle Tom's Cabin: A Publication as a Turning Point
Learners complete 2 Internet activities designed to help them gain knowledge and an understanding of how the book, Uncle Tom's Cabin influenced public opinion and how its publication was a turning point that helped bring on the Civil War.
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Reading Comprehension: Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Introduce your high schoolers to one of the most important pieces of American literature with a reading comprehension lesson. As class members read a short passage from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, they learn about the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Uncle Tom’s Cabin: George’s Speech
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.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Public Christmas Displays and Lynch v. Donnelly
Does a Christmas display on government property violate the Constitution? Learners study the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and learn about the landmark Supreme Court case Lynch v. Donnelly through watching a documentary and...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Infection Game: The Shape of Change
Encourage the spread of knowledge in your class with this cross-curricular epidemic simulation. Pulling together science, social studies, and math, this lesson engages young scholars in modeling the spread of infectious diseases,...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Propaganda and Spin
How do you spin information to create propaganda? How is propaganda used in politics? Pupils explore the techniques used to sway public opinion, and use past and current ads as a model to design their own advertisements based on those...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
19th Century Reforms
Take a closer look at the religious and moral reform movements in nineteenth century America, including the creation of utopian communities in response to the growth of the market economy, the fundamental ideals of Protestant religious...
15 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Students take a closer look at the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. In this slavery lesson, students examine an image and read excerpts from Uncle Tom's Cabin as well as the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Students discuss their analysis of the...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History