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“Letters to Frederick” is a 4 to 6 session mini-unit on the struggle for respect taken on by Frederick Douglass, an early hero in the struggle for Civil Rights in our nation.
I developed this unit because I have seen my own students absorb and make meaning of history by making personal connections to the events and figures that we study. The activities in “Letters to Frederick” are ones that my students have particularly enjoyed each year.
Included in this resource:
Teacher directions for a five session sequence.
Templates and samples for poetry writing and friendly letter writing.
Article and response pages for a Close Read about Frederick Douglass.
Template for an Interactive Notebook glue-in and a mini-book craftivity.
Suggestions for other resources to support learning and understanding.
“Letters to Frederick” would make a great addition to your lesson plans for Black History Month, or a stand-alone mini-unit connected to your reading and writing standards. You may even want to print all materials and directions and place the unit in your emergency sub tub!
Wishing you and your students an even better understanding of the events that have shaped the American nation’s history, and a clear view of what we as a nation must do to pave the road to the future.