"Mouldering in the Grave" A Dramatic Approach to Teaching About John Brown

Grade Levels
7th - 12th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF (63 pages)
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NEWLY UPDATED FOR 2013! Includes an ACT-style reading and assessment!

This booklet has everything you need to teach about John Brown in an exciting, colorful way. This 63 page lesson booklet contains the following:

--Detailed, day-by-day instructions
--"How Much Do You Know About John Brown?" Pre-activity assessment
--The lyrics to two versions of the song, "John Brown's Body"
--An 8 page article entitled "The Crimes of This Guilty Land: John Brown and the Raid on Harper's Ferry" with a reading worksheet
--Full version of John Brown's questioning as it appeared in The New York Herald on October 21, 1859; and a reading comprehension worksheet
--an excerpted version of the questioning for average students
--a dramatic monologue for those teachers wishing to truly "bring John Brown to life."
--John Brown's Last Statement to the Court
--Brainstorming activity
--Essay assignment
--Newly updated internet resources
--Plus, an ACT-style reading and assessment
Total Pages
63 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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