Sequencing of Events in the Slave Narrative of Henry "Box" Brown

What steps did Henry "Box" Brown take while planning his own escape from slavery? Learners work in groups to analyze segments of Brown's narrative and identify the sequence of the most important events of his story.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask learners to take what they have learned from this lesson to devise their own story that relies on sequencing of events. It can be a true story or fictional narrative, but must involve a step-by-step process
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