The Story of Henry "Box" Brown - Common Core Activity

The Story of Henry "Box" Brown - Common Core Activity
The Story of Henry "Box" Brown - Common Core Activity
The Story of Henry "Box" Brown - Common Core Activity
The Story of Henry "Box" Brown - Common Core Activity
The Story of Henry "Box" Brown - Common Core Activity
The Story of Henry "Box" Brown - Common Core Activity
The Story of Henry "Box" Brown - Common Core Activity
The Story of Henry "Box" Brown - Common Core Activity
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Looking for a great activity to kick off the move towards the Common Core standards for Social Studies? This activity is taken from a secondary source and radio program on NPR. The story of Henry "Box" Brown details the extraordinary lengths that some slaves were willing to go through in order to escape from slavery. The story is unique and memorable for the students, and will be a great supplement to any curriculum focused on the instution of slavery prior to the American Civil War.

After students listen to the story (link to the audio reading of the story is provided) while following along with the text, students are then asked to come with the main idea of the story and to produce specific evidence from the story to support their main idea (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.2). I have provided a blank graphic organizer that can be easily reproduced and that is aligned to the Common Core standards. The level of difficulty can be adjusted accordingly for each grade level.

Students can share answers with each other. The main point of this activity is to help the students support their opinions with evidence from the text. This is a great activity that I have used in my classroom! Enjoy!

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