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
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
Options for Affecting Public Policy
Letter-writing, e-mail and telephone campaigns, petitions, marches, meetings, with lawmakers. Options for influencing elected representatives are the focus of resource that details how to craft each of these approaches to influencing...
9th - 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 instructional activity engages students in modeling the spread of infectious...
6th - 12th Science 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
Uncle Tom's Cabin & The Ideology of Slavery
Students use "Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture" to examine the sectional crisis of the 1850's. Slavery is explored and the mindset of Southern planters during the Antebellum Era. They analyze not only traditional text documents...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History