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What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?/ Frederick Douglass/ Created by SAP DistrictUnit 2/Week 18Title:What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?
Teacher InstructionsPreparing for Teaching1.Read the Big Ideas and Key Understandings and the Synopsis. Please donotread this to the students. This is a description forteachers about the big ideas and key understanding that students should take awayaftercompleting this task.Big Ideas and Key UnderstandingsSlavery was an inhuman and cruel institution made more so by America’s rhetoric and celebration of freedom and liberty.SynopsisFrederick Douglass, a freed slave, is asked to give a speech to a group of Americans on the 4thof July. Douglass uses theoccasion to eloquently and forcefully address the hypocrisy of a nation celebrating freedom, while enslaving so many. Withequal forces, he strips bare the arguments for slavery, concluding with a call for radical action to end slavery in America.2.Read the entire selection, keeping in mind the Big Ideas and Key Understandings.3.Re-read the text while noting the stopping points for the Text Dependent Questions and teaching Tier II/academic vocabulary.During Teaching
What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?/ Frederick Douglass/ Created by SAP District1.Students read the entire selection independently.2.Teacher reads the text aloud while students follow along or students take turns reading aloud to each other. Depending on thetext length and student need, the teacher may choose to read the full text or a passage aloud. For a particularly complex text, theteacher may choose to reverse the order of steps 1 and 2.3.Students and teacher re-read the text while stopping to respond to and discuss the questions, continually returning to the text.Avariety of methods can be used to structure the reading and discussion (i.e., whole class discussion, think-pair-share,independent written response, group work, etc.)Text Dependent QuestionsText-dependent QuestionsEvidence-based AnswersBackground Knowledge:Briefly state the information aboutDouglass provided in this section.
Why might so many people not have believed Douglass was aformer slave?

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Term
Spring
Professor
C. BAUM
Tags
Frederick Douglass, Slavery in the United States

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