The Life Story of Frederick Douglass Activity Pack
Your students will love learning about one of the most influential African-Americans of all time. Frederick Douglass escaped a life of slavery. During the Civil War, he worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln. Douglass dedicated his life to ending slavery.
There are a variety of activities for you to teach Frederick Douglass' life story. This could be a week-long unit or as short as a day or two, depending on time allotted and the needs of your students. There are several ways to use this unit to differentiate for students.
✔Meet Frederick Douglass
✔Life Story with Scenes & Questions
✔Fact or Fiction Activity
✔Character Mini-Booklet w/Timeline--fits perfectly inside their notebooks!
✔Character Traits Activity
✔Vocabulary Posters for important character traits:
Committed, Confident, Diligent
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Have students read the passages about where they will meet Frederick Douglass and learn all about his incredible life story. The articles are written with questions and scenes for students to connect and color. There’s also custom-created organizers to check for understanding or evaluate their reading.
Suggestions and Ideas for four different centers:
1. Have students read the Meet Frederick Douglass passage OR Life Story passages with scenes and questions. Then answer the questions on the biography organizers.
2. Have students complete the character mini-booklet with timeline dates. These fit nicely inside their notebooks.
3. Have students complete the quote activity & writing prompt(s).
4. Have students complete the character traits activity using the vocabulary posters as a guide and then complete the Venn diagram to compare Douglass to themselves.
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