This product is a one-page biography on the life of John Brown. It covers his early life, his rise as an abolitionist and finally the attack at Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
After students have read his life's summary, they can answer five thinking questions (it is a word document should you wish to add more) and/or write a newspaper article as a reporter at Brown's trial.
I have also used this reading as a launching pad for an in-class essay on the life of John Brown.
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