Frederick Douglass Unit Plan Resources

Photo: Wikimedia Commons | Frederick Douglass

These Douglass resources and handouts support the unit plan in my previous post

Two days ago, I posted a unit plan for The Narrative of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself. In that post, you’ll find a PDF of the unit for you to review, tweak, adjust, present or otherwise use in your ELA middle or high school classroom.

It’s not a perfect unit plan and, as I wrote earlier, each year I teach it I make changes here and there. Those changes are in response to a variety of things… the makeup of the students in my classes, schedule conflicts, and all the other little hiccups that arise during the month or so that we spend studying Douglass.

So, with that in mind, remember that my plan is a “work in progress” that you can use (or partially use — it’s up to you) to introduce your students to Frederick Douglass with a variety of reading comprehension tasks, vocabulary lessons, and collaborative activities.

Below, you’ll find links to the resources and handouts the plan calls for.

And here’s the Kevin Bales video featured in the unit plan infographic extension. Bales is Professor of Contemporary Slavery and Research Director of the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. He’s written numerous books on modern slavery, including Blood and Earth, Disposable People, and Ending Slavery.


Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question and I will be more than happy to help or clarify. Check back often for more posts on ELA. Here’s a quick link to my post that contained the Frederick Douglass unit plan.

Published by marilynyung

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3 thoughts on “Frederick Douglass Unit Plan Resources

  1. Thanks for sharing your resources. Please make sure to balance them with information on BIPOC achieving and contributing to society too – not just as slaves and downtrodden. I appreciate all you do!

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