Day 4

Uncle Tom's Cabin Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Movie Viewing

    Kind of Activity:

    Technology

    Objective:

    Students will be able to compare Stowe's content to another form of text about slavery

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.7

    Structure:

    Watch in class or arrange a separate screening of Steve McQueen's 2013 film Twelve Years a Slave.

    Some students will have read excerpts from the text on which the movie is based for yesterday's assignment; others will not be familiar with it. Students should consider the following questions as they watch:

    * How is the film Twelve Years a Slave similar to Uncle Tom's Cabin?

    * How is the film Twelve Years a Slave different from Uncle Tom's Cabin?

    * Why do you think McQueen...

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