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Comparing Portrayals of Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Photography and Literature

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Comparing Portrayals of Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Photography and Literature

Grades 6 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Kathy Kottaras

Pasadena, California

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

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MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

 

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Comparison and Contrast Guide

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Comparison and Contrast Guide

The Comparison and Contrast Guide outlines the characteristics of the genre and provides direct instruction on the methods of organizing, gathering ideas, and writing comparison and contrast essays.

 

Compare & Contrast Map

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Compare & Contrast Map

The Compare & Contrast Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for different kinds of comparison essays.

 

Venn Diagram

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 

Venn Diagram, 3 Circles

Grades   6 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram, 3 Circles

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn Diagrams that contain three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 

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PREPARATION

  1. Students should have finished reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
  2. Preview background material related to nineteenth-century photography and depictions of slavery in the PowerPoint presentation.
  3. Arrange access to computers with Internet access for all sessions.  Prepare bookmarks of the online gallery, “The Face of Slavery & Other Early Images of African Americans” at the American Museum of Photography and Chapter 1 from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave by Frederick Douglass.  Also, familiarize yourself with and prepare bookmarks of the Venn Diagram, 3 Circles, the Comparison and Contrast Guide, and the Compare & Contrast Map.
  4. Schedule access to the computers for these sessions and arrange access to an LCD projector, if necessary.
  5. Photocopy Essay Assignment and Rubric (one copy per student).

 

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