ERIC Number: ED476540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Slave Narratives: Constructing U.S. History through Analyzing Primary Sources. [Lesson Plan].
The realities of slavery and reconstruction hit home in oral histories from the Library of Congress. In this unit of study, students research slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project and describe the lives of former African slaves in the United States--both before and after emancipation. From varied sources, students can sample the breadth of individual experiences, make generalizations about the effects of slavery and reconstruction on African Americans, and evaluate primary source documents. This lesson plan, intended for students in grades 3-5: cites subject areas, time required, and skills developed; provides an introduction; presents learning objectives; poses guiding questions; gives teachers tips on preparing to teach the lesson; suggests (and delineates) six classroom activities; lists selected Web resources; and addresses standards alignment. A "story pyramid" sheet is attached. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Education, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Oral History, Primary Sources, Skill Development, Slavery, Student Educational Objectives, Student Research, United States History, Units of Study
For full text: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson_index.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A