The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines novel unit is a great resource to use with a study of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and civil rights with high school students. It allows students to look at an important time in American history through the format of an interview.
Low prep with many reading activity options from which to choose and integrated mini history research lessons.
CCSS 9th grade
Reading Schedule Chart for teacher or students to organize and plan daily activities
Reading Comprehension Questions
Historical Event search (~1860-1962)
Emancipation Proclamation read and summarize
Name Writing Activity (students discover the background of their name)
Frederick Douglass and Huey Long mini research and notes
Story Plot Map
Daily Reading Quizzes (one word/short phrase answers-- easy to grade)
End of Book Test
Interview an Elder writing activity
Compare and Contrast the novel to the movie handout
**Teacher notes, samples, or answer keys provided for most handouts and all tests and quizzes**
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Literature Unit, Novel Study, Reading Groups, Book Study, historical fiction, Civil War, Reconstruction, slavery, civil rights