Sojourner Truth | Abolitionist and Women’s Rights Activist Video

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Talk about perseverance! Introduce young historians to Sojourner Truth with a richly detailed lesson plan that includes a video overview of Truth's life, background vocabulary, as well as before and after viewing discussion questions. A must-have resource for any study of this remarkable woman. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource as part of a remote learning lesson, assigning class members to view the video and then completing the other activities in an online class meeting
  • Include the resource in a study of Sojourner Truth, abolitionists, and/or women's history
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires copies of a sepia-toned primary source image, of Truth's "Ain't I a Woman" speech, and of a graphic organizer
Pros
  • The resource includes a detailed lesson plan, links to additional resources, background information about Truth, and activities
Cons
  • None