The Book That Started This Great War: Day 1
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to examine the relationship of Stowe's novel to its historical context
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.7; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.8; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.2
When Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1862, he is said to have said to her, "So you're the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war!" Students who have studied the Civil War will recognize that this is an exaggeration; certainly the Civil War itself would have happened without the novel. However, there can be no...
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