Race in the 18th Century
Kind of Activity:
Students will explore historical context of the book
Common Core Standards:
Cooper reveals the source of Cora's dark features in this section, and brings up strong statements (for the time) of racial acceptance. Begin by having the class review the section in which Munro tells Duncan about Cora's mother. Lead the class in a discussion about what Cooper was saying through Munro, reminding them that he published The Last of the Mohicans in 1826, 34 years before the start of the Civil War, and 37 years before the signing of the Emancipation...
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