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Lesson plan: Why Frederick Douglass and Rep. Justin Pearson discussed the Fourth of July in their speeches

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Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Handout, Lesson Plan

About This Lesson

In this lesson, students will read excerpts from Tennessee Rep. Justin Pearson’s speech and Frederick Douglass’s famous speech, “What To The Slave is the Fourth of July?” in order to compare, contrast and form their own opinions.

OBJECTIVES

Students will think about the role of protest in U.S. History as well as the multiple symbolic meanings that days such as the 4th of July can hold. 

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4th-of-July-Lesson-handout.pdf

Handout, Worksheet
April 27, 2023
67.56 KB

OVERVIEW.pdf

Lesson Plan
April 27, 2023
181.51 KB
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WATCH: Justin Pearson Defends Himself As GOP Lawmakers Vote To Expel Him From Tennessee House
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