This short biography focuses on John Brown, an ardent abolitionist who led both the raid of Pottawatomie Creek, Kansas, in 1856 and the attack on Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in October 1859. Brown's intent was to inspire a slave rebellion throughout the South. No slaves rose up, however, and Brown and his followers were quickly captured. Brown was executed on December 2, 1859. His actions, while not causing the Civil War, brought open conflict between the North and South ever closer.
The biography includes a series of questions based on the reading.
In using this in my own class room, students are encouraged to:
1. Number the paragraphs
2. Read the biography
3. Highlight answers in the reading
4. Use complete sentences.
The answer key demonstrates these steps.
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