Literature

The students will create an acrostic poem.

In this lesson, students will learn about what life was like for a child worker: how much money the workers earned, how many hours they worked each day, what their homes were like, and what they did for fun.

In this lesson, students will use one of the major tools of a historian: personal letters.

To help students gain skills in reading and writing historical journals and in construction and use of related material culture such as quill pens and journals.

This lesson provides the opportunity for students to examine a Civil War battle in depth to document the event, either in a newspaper article or op-ed piece or as a blog or social media post.

Students will be able to analyze the literacy genre of narrative poetry.

This educator guide focuses on the contributions of the enslaved potter and poet, David Drake, who labored in the pottery industry that flourished in the Edgefield District of South Carolina in the 1800s.

In this lesson, students will read selected excerpts from slave narratives, determining common characteristics of the genre.

GOAL: To help students gain skills in understanding a primary (original) historical source, i.e., a journal as it relates to the Battle of Cowpens.

Olaudah Equiano is perhaps one of the most well-known abolitionist writers and former slaves to live in America. His narrative has been digitized as a part of the Documenting the American South North American Slave Narratives collection.

This unit focuses on explaining change and continuity over time and across cultures. The purpose of this unit is to engage 6th grade students in examining both historical and contemporary inequities that exist within social structures.