John Brown's Raid at Harper's Ferry Martyr or Murderer? Point of View

John Brown's Raid at Harper's Ferry Martyr or Murderer? Point of View
John Brown's Raid at Harper's Ferry Martyr or Murderer? Point of View
John Brown's Raid at Harper's Ferry Martyr or Murderer? Point of View
John Brown's Raid at Harper's Ferry Martyr or Murderer? Point of View
John Brown's Raid at Harper's Ferry Martyr or Murderer? Point of View
John Brown's Raid at Harper's Ferry Martyr or Murderer? Point of View
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This lesson has students discuss John Brown's Raid at Harper's Ferry. Students examine differing viewpoints regarding the raid, including two newspaper editorials, a drawing portraying John Brown, Frederick Douglass's account of Brown and Brown's speech in defense. Through their analysis, students practice the skill of point of view. 

Then, students create a political cartoon where they come up with their own portrayal of Brown. Students are provided with guidelines regarding a political cartoon so that they really assess John Brown's actions, and don't just draw a cartoon of the event. My students really loved this lesson, and came up with some great points of view!

This zip file includes a PowerPoint (fully editable), a PDF version, and a link to a Google Slides version.

Check out my other lessons from this era:

The Abolitionists Video Guide

Slave Life in the South Before the Civil War - Stations

The Compromises - The Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850 and the Kansas-Nebraska Act

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