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Intelligence of Authentic Character - News Coverage and John Brown's Raid

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The resource, a standalone, shows how news coverage of John Brown's Raid began when the event happened and how that reporting shaped perception in West Virginia history. The resource includes interesting anticipatory discussion...
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"We Came to Free the Slaves": John Brown on Trial

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the plight of John Brown to fight slavery. In this Brown vs. Board of Education lesson, students listen to a lecture regarding Brown's work to free slaves through rebellion. Students participate in classroom discussion...
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Seeking Historical Detectives to Discover Who Was John Brown?

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Young historians act as detectives in order to examine the characteristics of controversial abolitionist John Brown in the 1850s, working to identify his ultimate mission regarding slavery and the larger impact he had on the Civil War.
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History Scene Investigators - John Brown's Raid

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
An informative resource covers the event of John Brown's Raid, an event that became an important part of West Virginia history. It serves as a standalone and covers the event and John Brown's life in depth using group work, online...
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John Brown: Hero or Villain?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
"Love it or leave it." "You're either for us or against us." Rhetoric and it's polarizing effects are the focus of a lesson that uses John Brown's attack on Harper's Ferry as an exemplar. Groups examine primary source documents,...
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The Debate - John Brown: Martyr or Madman?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Did he die for a cause, or was he crazy? Although the resource discusses John Brown and West Virginia history, many historical figures have the same reputation. Teach learners about different perspectives and highlight the importance of...
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The Trial of John Brown

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the event at Harper's Ferry.  In this American History lesson plan, 11th graders research John Brown.  Students participate in a trial on John Brown. 
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John Brown’s Legacy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
So who exactly was John Brown? John Brown fought for abolition during the Civil War. Scholars learn all about his legacy through the variety of activities in the sixth of 15 lessons, including viewing and analyzing primary source...
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Civil War: Before the War

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Free the slaves! Scholars research primary documents and videos while working together to create abolitionist posters. They examine the John Brown raid as a template to creating their own demonstration. 
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Trial of John Brown, 1857

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students examine how John Brown's 1857 trial related to conflicting viewpoints on slavery, view perspectives of radical abolitionists, moderate abolitionists, and slave owners, and form their own opinions on issue of slavery.
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Who was John Brown?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the life of John Brown to fight slavery. In this Civil War lesson, students listen to a lecture regarding Brown's work to free slaves through rebellion. Students conduct further research in order to write historical poems.
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Gold Rush Abolitionists: What Impact did John Brown have on U.S. history?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the impact that John Brown had on American history. In this human rights lesson, students discover details about the raid on Harpers Ferry and the implications it held for the American Civil War.     
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John Brown

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewHow did the raid on Harper's Ferry contribute to the start of the Civil War? Curated for high school historians, the activity explains John Brown's contribution to the start of the Civil War by using violence to demand an end to slavery....
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John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry and John Brown's Body

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discuss John's Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry. In this John Brown lesson, 4th graders analyze a newspaper article about the raid, and write a descriptive obituary about John Brown. Students view pictures of John Brown and...
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An Act Worthy of Reward

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
John Brown is considered by many to be a martyr for abolition and civil rights. The resource covers an important event in West Virginian history, the raid by John Brown, as a standalone that discusses Brown's last words and his reaction...
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John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover facts about John Brown. In this Harper's Ferry Raid lesson, 4th graders evaluate the lyrics to the song "John Brown's Body", and write a descriptive obituary  about John Brown. Students also view pictures of John...
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John Brown's Passion to End Slavery Leading Up to and Including the Rain at Harpers Ferry

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate John Brown's fight to end slavery. For this slavery lesson, 6th graders read Harpers Ferry, The Story of John Brown's Raid and then research his life as well as the life of slave Osbourne Perry Anderson....
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Slavery and Abolition: Three Unforgettable Names

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students research the people and events involved in the abolitionist movement prior to the U.S. Civil War. They read about and discuss the roles of Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, and John Brown. Students complete a word splash, Venn...
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John Brown, Then and Now

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders identify some of the ways that the raid at Harper's Ferry influenced the Civil War. They articulate the different ways that people though about John Brown in the 1800's and how his persona may or may not have changed...
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John Brown's Raid

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore slavery before the beginning of the Civil War. In this U.S. History lesson, students evaluate the affect of John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry and possible ways it affected slavery by completing a K-W-L chart and...
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John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students consider the impact of the Harpers Ferry Raid on the Civil War. In this Civil War instructional activity, students conduct research of primary sources pertaining to John Brown and his abolitionist work. Students write essays...
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John Brown Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars create timelines of the Harper's Ferry Raid. In this Civil War lesson, students analyze information and music related to John Brown and his abolitionist work. Young scholars design timelines that document the events that...
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Do We See What We Know?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders compare two visual works of art about John Brown. They read a text or listen to an interview, and identify information about him. They debate their opinions using evidence in written and visual texts. They research other...
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Declarations and the Quest for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Understanding how John Brown got his inspiration from the Declaration of Independence helps learners further understand both West Virginia and United States history. The resource, a standalone, uses worksheets, discussion, and essay...

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