A New Birth of Freedom

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Unit Goal:

After reading and discussing historical texts focused on the work of bringing freedom and justice to all members of society, students will synthesize their ideas by preparing a persuasive speech about a kind of freedom they would like to see expanded in today’s world.

Essential Question:

How do 19th Century American authors’ explore and expand ideas of freedom?

Literary Terms:

Purpose, Diction, Tone, Central Claim, rhetoric, rhetorical features, rhetorical devices, syntax, parallelism, premise, ethos, pathos, logos, counterclaim/counterargument,

Academic Terms:

TOOLS: Vocabulary Bank, Tone Words

Objective I:  Identify HISTORICAL CONTEXT that inspired ideas about FREEDOM in 19th Century Political Speeches.

I. Pre-reading:

a. Robeson Collection Quote Analysis

b. “Civil War and Reconstruction” p. 277 

c.  Videos:“Freedom’s Road: Slavery and the Opposition”

Objective 3: After reading speeches by Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, students will be able to summarize views of FREEDOM depicted by both authors.

LinlcolnI.  Pre-reading: Tea Party Discussion

 Frederick_Douglass_c1860sII. Reading: 

III.  Post-Reading: SOAPS, Hayden Quick AnalysisComparative Summary

Objective 4Evaluate point of view and perspective of by writing Dialogue Poems.

I.  Pre-Writing: “The 54th Massachusetts” Dialogue Poems Description & Examples

II. Writing: Dialogue Poems

III.  Post-ReadingSocratic Seminar Evaluation Guide