The Songs in Uncle Tom's Cabin

Experience Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin in an innovative, musical way. A list of audio links leads class members to spirituals from the novel, such as "Die in the Field," "The Wings in the Morning," and "Blow Ye the Trumpet."

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Begin each reading session with a listed song playing for the class to hear
  • Include the lyrics of each song in a focus on poetic language in the novel
Classroom Considerations

  • Click on the desired file type at the top of each page to play the song
  • Part of a longer unit on Uncle Tom's Cabin
Pros

  • Linked essay provides more teaching context and rationale
  • Each song provides full lyrics and three file types
Cons

  • None
Common Core