Students read the first-hand account of how 16-year-old Frederick Douglass bested a slave-breaker and how he escaped from slavery by disguising himself as a sailor. This handout provides students with space for practicing annotations and note-taking. Excellent practice for Common Core State Standards. Ideal for US History and English classes.
Recommended use: Model how you would like students to annotate on the first paragraph. Discuss sensitive language and purpose for studying this document. Provide minimum expectations for annotation, and give students time in class to read and annotate. Discuss the document in greater detail the next day, making connections to your curriculum.