English III Frederick Douglas Lesson 6
Journal <ul><li>“ Dear Subject” </li></ul><ul><li>A work of nonfiction about a person’s life is called a  biography .  A b...
Chapters 1-3 <ul><li>Discussion </li></ul>
The Curse of Ham <ul><li>Read second paragraph on page 3 of your books </li></ul><ul><li>The Book of Genesis records an in...
Propaganda <ul><li>Propaganda- information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, m...
You are an Abolitionist… <ul><li>Your challenge is to create a Propaganda poster against the use of the Curse of Ham as a ...
Abolitionist Propaganda  Rubric <ul><li>Your final product must include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 propaganda poster made fo...
Chapters 6 and 7 <ul><li>Read Chapters 6 and 7. </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Writing activity: </li></ul...
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  • This is the link to the NPR clip (I’m only going to use the first 5 minutes that explain the basic idea): http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1548811
  • Preparation: Have some slips of paper with the different audiences on them so that students can draw for their audiences (slaves, white southern plantation owners, northerners, or slave traders). I’m going to encourage students to counter the “curse of Ham” as much as possible in their posters.
  • Douglass 2 Curse Of Ham And Ch 6 7

    1. 1. English III Frederick Douglas Lesson 6
    2. 2. Journal <ul><li>“ Dear Subject” </li></ul><ul><li>A work of nonfiction about a person’s life is called a biography . A biography written by the subject himself or herself is called an autobiography . If you were to write a biography of anyone, whom would you choose? Write a letter to this person explaining why you’d like to write a biography of him or her. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Chapters 1-3 <ul><li>Discussion </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Curse of Ham <ul><li>Read second paragraph on page 3 of your books </li></ul><ul><li>The Book of Genesis records an instance of Noah cursing his son Ham's descendants to be slaves. Although there is no biblical evidence that Ham was the &quot;father&quot; of African peoples, various Jewish, Christian and Islamic writers came to believe that he was, and their association helped to justify centuries of African enslavement. </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to NPR clip </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1548811 </li></ul>
    5. 5. Propaganda <ul><li>Propaganda- information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>How is the Curse of Ham Propaganda? </li></ul>
    6. 6. You are an Abolitionist… <ul><li>Your challenge is to create a Propaganda poster against the use of the Curse of Ham as a rationale for slavery for a specific audience. </li></ul><ul><li>No more than 2 students per group </li></ul><ul><li>I will assign you an audience of either slaves, white southern plantation owners, northerners, or slave traders. </li></ul><ul><li>Before you create your final product, you must show me an outline of your propaganda poster. You need to turn in a poster AND a written explanation. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Abolitionist Propaganda Rubric <ul><li>Your final product must include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 propaganda poster made for your audience (you will need to consider if your audience is literate—this will help determine the design of your poster) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A 1 page written explanation of your propaganda that includes: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An explanation of your propaganda poster </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A description of the audience the poster is designed for </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An explanation of why the poster is appropriate for your audience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An explanation of how the poster is an effective example of propaganda </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Chapters 6 and 7 <ul><li>Read Chapters 6 and 7. </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Writing activity: </li></ul><ul><li>Write an analytical paragraph in which you compare your experience learning to read and write to Douglass’s experience. Be sure to give 2-3 similarities and 2-3 differences. Use at least 2 quotations from Chapters 6 and 7 to support your points. </li></ul>

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