This activity on Sojourner Truth's famous "Ain't I a Woman?" speech is excellent for introducing your students to primary source analysis! It includes both printable and Google Docs versions
of the activity in this one download!
Included in the download are 2 versions of Sojourner Truth's speech:the most widely printed version and an earlier account from an Abolitionist newspaper. Both versions of the speech are very short, compelling, and easy for students to understand. I often have volunteers read them in front of the class to best demonstrate their power to the class.
Following the 2 versions of her speech is a worksheet with open-ended analysis questions designed to get your students thinking critically about Truth's words and the differences between the two accounts.
I love this resource because it is an primary source that is engrossing and in language students can comprehend. It's a great way to get them into more primary sources.
The printable PDF worksheet includes a link to access the Google Docs version which can be used if you're in a paperless classroom or just want to make it an online activity!
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