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After reading excerpts from Frederick Douglass' autobiography, your pupils will draw on what they've learned about the cruelty of slavery in order to write and present an anti-slavery speech or editorial.
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- The assignment provides guidance for approaching and analyzing Douglass' narrative. Have learners use these tips to annotate their excerpts, and then submit their work as a form of practice and assessment.
- Utilize the opportunity for cross-curricular work with both persuasive writing and primary source analysis
- Learners should be introduced to the general institution of slavery and its position in American history prior to beginning this lesson
- Narrative is broken up into focused, organized segments for activity
- Comprehensive lesson, including engaging anticipatory set, writing assignment, jigsaw reading, and graphic organizer