Nat Turner's Rebellion Primary Source Worksheet

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Students of History
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This worksheet includes a stunning 2-page excerpt from Nat Turner's jailhouse "Confessions" regarding the uprising of enslaved men he led in Virginia in 1831. It includes graphic details of how he and his followers went from house to house in Southampton County before he went into hiding and was eventually caught.

It includes an introduction that explains the context of the rebellion and its repercussions. Following the excerpt are 6 reading comprehension questions, most of which require the students to reflect critically about what they read. An answer key is included as well.

This is a fantastic reading as it paints a vivid image of the horrors of this rebellion and how it led to worse treatment for slaves prior to the Civil War.

An editable Google Docs version of the resource is also included!

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Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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Standards

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Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

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