Robert Smalls

Students will learn about the life and exploits of Robert Smalls, a slave in Charleston during the Civil War who gained his freedom by stealing a Confederate ship. Students will interpret and present Smalls’s story for two different mediums - a short play and a public monument - and then discuss how their interpretations differed, in addition to their writing and thought process, depending on the medium.

Organization Affiliation
South Carolina Heritage Trust
1 - 1 1/2 hours
Lesson Plan Subjects