Day 1

Uncle Tom's Cabin Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Book That Started This Great War: Day 1

    Kind of Activity:

    Long-term Project


    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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