NY Times Lesson Plan: “Blogging History: Interpreting Civil War-Era Primary Sources”

By Kristina, posted on November 2nd, 2010.

By SARAH KAVANAGH AND HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO, The New York Times
Overview | In this lesson, students examine the new Times Opinionator series Disunion, which “follows the Civil War as it unfolded.” They then analyze Civil War-era primary sources to use as writing prompts for their own contributions to a Civil War blog.
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“Trouble Don’t Last” by Shelley Pearsall: A Choose to Read Ohio Toolkit

By Kristina, posted on May 17th, 2010.

This toolkit is for classes or other groups reading “Trouble Don’t Last” by Shelley Pearsall. “Trouble Don’t Last” is the story of Samuel and Harrison, two slaves on a Kentucky farm, who are in search of freedom and Samuel’s mother when they escape to Canada via the Underground Railroad in this novel set in 1859.
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“Copper Sun” by Sharon M. Draper: A Choose to Read Ohio Toolkit

By Kristina, posted on May 17th, 2010.

This toolkit is for classes or other groups reading Copper Sun by Sharon Draper. Copper Sun is the story of fifteen-year-old Amari, who is taken from her remote African village. Beaten, branded, and dragged onto a slave ship, Amari is forced to witness horrors worse than any nightmare and endure humiliations she never thought possible-including […]