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K12ELA007: English Language Arts 7

Unit 9: Nonfiction Novel Unit: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass   In this unit, you will read an autobiographical account of the life of Frederick Douglass. You will identify vocabulary and answer comprehension questions for each chapter, focusing on how the author changes and evolves over the course of the novel. You will also analyze the historical climate of this work and how it affected perceptions and attitudes at the time. 

Unit 9 Time Advisory
Completing this unit should take approximately 25 hours, 15 minutes.

☐    Subunit 9.1: 60 minutes

☐    Subunit 9.2: 30 minutes

☐    Subunit 9.3: 22 hours, 15 minutes

☐    Unit Checkpoint: 1 hour

Unit9 Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to: - Describe how geography and history influence literature. - Identify unfamiliar vocabulary by employing several strategies. - Analyze characters in a novel, charting their development over time. - Identify themes and parts of a story in a complete work of nonfiction literature.

Standards Addressed (Common Core): - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.2 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.4 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.5 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.6 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.8 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.10 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.1 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.2 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.9 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6

9.1 Introduction to the Author: Frederick Douglass   In order to get a real feel for the time period and setting in Frederick Douglass’s autobiography, it helps to review the author’s background. Learning about Frederick Douglass will help you understand his various influences and interests. 

  • Explanation: Wiki Historia: “Frederick Douglass,” National Park Service: “Fighter for Freedom: The Frederick Douglass Story,” Abigail Parsons: “Frederick Douglass,” and Library of Congress: “Frederick Douglass Timeline” Link: Wiki Historia: “Frederick `Douglass” (HTML), National Park Service:  “Fighter for Freedom: The Frederick Douglass Story” (YouTube), Abigail Parsons:  “Frederick Douglass” (Prezi), and Library of Congress: “Frederick Douglass Timeline” (HTML)
     
    Instructions: Access the first link and read the article on Frederick Douglass. Then access the second link and watch the video.  Third, access the Prezi and go through the presentation.  Finally, click the last link and read the timeline. 
     
    Which source was most helpful in introducing you to the life of Frederick Douglass and why?
    What time period in Douglass’ life seems most interesting to you? 
    What questions do you have about his life?
     
    Include the answers to these questions in a three paragraph response.
     
    Completing this activity should take approximately 60 minutes.
     
    Standards Addressed (Common Core):

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9.2 Historical Climate   When reading nonfiction literature, it is helpful to have some background information on the historical climate (setting) prior to reading. Frederick Douglass’s novel is a slave narrative, so information on the plight of slaves before the Civil War is essential. 

  • Reading: Boundless: “Slave Labor” Link: Boundless: “Slave Labor” (HTML)
     
    Instructions: Read the article on the types of slave labor that existed in the United States. While the majority of slavery existed in the Deep South, prejudice occurred everywhere. Consider the environment that Douglass lived in and how difficult it must have been for him to become an outspoken abolitionist and even advisor to presidents.
     
    Completing this activity should take approximately 30 minutes.
     
    Standards Addressed (Common Core):

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9.3 Chapter Guide   In 1818, Frederick Douglass was born into slavery, not even sure who his own father was. Although he was denied the basic right of an education, he managed to learn how to read and write with great proficiency and as a young man, he gained his freedom to become one of the most important abolitionists and leaders in American history. In this subunit, you will be reading and analyzing Douglass’s novel, while completing vocabulary, questions, and other activities for each section of chapters. 

9.3.1 Chapters 1 - 2   The book has been broken up into chapter clusters for your convenience. For Chapters 1 - 2, you will begin by completing vocabulary exercises, then reading the chapters while answering guiding questions, and finally analyzing important quotes in the novel. 

9.3.1.1 Vocabulary   - Activity: Quizlet: “Frederick Douglass – Chapters 1 & 2” Link: Quizlet: “Frederick Douglass - Chapters 1 & 2” (HTML) or “Frederick Douglass - Chapters 1 & 2” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Access the link to review vocabulary terms and definitions for Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, prior to reading them in the next subunit. You may choose to use the Quizlet website or the PDF version. Create an original sentence for each word. When finished writing your sentences, play the “Scatter” game, using the link on the Quizlet page. When the game is complete, click the “Test” button to see how well you know the words.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 1 hour.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/6)

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9.3.1.2 Reading with Guiding Questions   - Reading: University of Virginia Library: “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” Link: University of Virginia Library: “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” (HTML) and Global Scholar: “Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass, by Fredrick Douglass” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Now that you have completed the vocabulary, access the first link and carefully read Chapters 1 - 2. Then click on the second link to access the reading questions for these chapters. Read the “Background” section prior to answering questions in your notebook. Answer the chapter questions using complete sentences. Make sure to use details from the text to support your answers.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 2 hours.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/6)

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9.3.1.3 Literary Device: Quote Analysis   - Activity: “Writing Assignment: Chapter 1” Instructions: In Chapter 1 of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Douglass wrote the following: “The white children could tell their ages. I could not tell why I ought to be deprived of the same privilege.” In your notebook, write a one-paragraph response to this quote.

-   What does it mean?
-   How are slave children viewed in contrast with white children?
-   How is society different today?
-   Are there any similarities?

Completing this activity should take approximately 30 minutes.  
    
 Standards Addressed (*Common Core*):
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/5)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)

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9.3.2 Chapters 3 - 4   For Chapters 3 - 4, you will complete vocabulary exercises, read the chapters while answering guiding questions, and learn about the themes of the book. 

9.3.2.1 Vocabulary   - Activity: Quizlet: “Frederick Douglass - Chapters 3 - 4” Link: Quizlet: “Frederick Douglass - Chapters 3 - 4” (HTML) or “Frederick Douglass - Chapters 3 - 4” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Access the link to review the vocabulary terms and definitions for Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 in the book, prior to reading them in the next subunit. You may choose to use the Quizlet website or the PDF version. Create an original sentence for each word. When finished writing your sentences, play the “Scatter” game, using the link on the Quizlet page. When the game is complete, click the “Test” button to see how well you know the words.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 1 hour.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/6)

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9.3.2.2 Reading with Guiding Questions   - Reading: University of Virginia Library: “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” and Global Scholar: “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass” Link: University of Virginia Library: “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” (HTML) and Global Scholar: “Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Now that you have completed the vocabulary, access the first link and carefully read Chapters 3 - 4. Then click on the second link to access the reading questions for these chapters. Read the “Music & Slavery” sections prior to answering questions in your notebook. Answer the chapter questions using complete sentences. Make sure to use details from the text to support your answers.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 2 hours.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/6)

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9.3.2.3 Literary Device: Themes   - Activity: “Ice Cream Cone Organizer” Link: “Ice Cream Cone Organizer” (PDF)
 
Instructions: You are going to be exploring themes in Douglass’s narrative. Access the link to open the “Ice Cream Cone Organizer.” Identify one theme present in the first set of chapters (e.g., dehumanization of slavery). Support your choice by filling in an example in each “scoop” on the organizer. Use specific details from the text to support your choice.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 45 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.9](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/9)

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9.3.3 Chapters 5 - 6   For Chapters 5 - 6, you will complete vocabulary exercises, read the chapters while answering guiding questions, and analyze the historical context of the book. 

9.3.3.1 Vocabulary   - Activity: Quizlet: “Frederick Douglass: Chapters 5 - 6” Link: Quizlet: “Frederick Douglass: Chapters 5 - 6” (HTML) or “Frederick Douglass: Chapters 5 - 6” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Access the link to review the vocabulary terms and definitions for Chapter 5 and Chapter 6, prior to reading them in the next subunit. You may choose to use the Quizlet website or the PDF version. Create an original sentence for each word. When finished writing your sentences, play the “Scatter” game, using the link on the Quizlet page. When the game is complete, click the “Test” button to see how well you know the words.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 1 hour.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/6)

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9.3.3.2 Reading with Guiding Questions   - Reading: University of Virginia Library: “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” and Global Scholar: “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass” Link: University of Virginia Library: “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” (HTML) and Global Scholar: “Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass, by Fredrick Douglass” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Now that you have completed the vocabulary, access the first link and carefully read Chapters 5 - 6. Then click on the second link to access the reading questions for these chapters. Read the “Images” and “Visual Communication Discussion” sections prior to answering questions in your notebook. You do not need to answer the questions in the “Visual Communication Analysis” sections. Answer the chapter questions using complete sentences. Make sure to use details from the text to support your answers.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 2 hours.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/6)

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9.3.3.3 Literary Device: Historical Context   - Reading: Middletown Cavaliers Wiki: “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” Link: Middletown Cavaliers Wiki: “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”
 
Instructions: Read the excerpts and essay on one of Douglass’s famous speeches. In your notebook, write a one-paragraph response to the following:
 
How was Douglass able to change negative perceptions of African Americans?
He was able to use words, not weapons, to fight for equal rights. What other historical figures have done this?
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 45 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.9](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/9)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)

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9.3.4 Chapters 7 - 8   For Chapters 7 - 8, you will complete vocabulary exercises, read the chapters while answering guiding questions, and analyze quotes in the novel. 

9.3.4.1 Vocabulary   - Activity: Quizlet: “Frederick Douglass: Chapters 7 - 8” Link: Quizlet: “Frederick Douglass: Chapters 7 - 8” (HTML) or “Frederick Douglass: Chapters 7 - 8” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Access the link to review the vocabulary terms and definitions for Chapter 7 and Chapter 8, prior to reading them in the next subunit. You may choose to use the Quizlet website or the PDF version. Create an original sentence for each word. When finished writing your sentences, play the “Scatter” game, using the link on the Quizlet page. When the game is complete, click the “Test” button to see how well you know the words.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 1 hour.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/6)

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9.3.4.2 Reading with Guiding Questions   - Reading: University of Virginia Library: “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” and Global Scholar: “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass” Link: University of Virginia Library: “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” (HTML) and Global Scholar: “Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass, by Fredrick Douglass” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Now that you have completed the vocabulary, access the first link and carefully read Chapters 7 - 8. Then click on the second to access the reading questions for these chapters. Read the section on political cartoons prior to answering questions in your notebook. While you should review the cartoons and discussion sections, you only need to answer the chapter questions. Answer each question using at least one complete sentence. Make sure to use details from the text to support your answers.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 2 hours.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/10%20target=)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/6)

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9.3.4.3 Literary Device: Quote Analysis   - Activity: “Writing Assignment: Chapter 7” Instructions: In chapter 7 of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Douglass wrote the following: “Slavery soon proved its ability to divest her of these heavenly qualities. Under its influence, the tender heart became stone, and the lamblike disposition gave way to one of tiger-like fierceness.” In your notebook, write a one-paragraph response to this quote.
 
What does it mean?
Who is Douglass writing about and why has she changed?
How is slavery able to change seemingly good people?
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 30 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/6)

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9.3.5 Chapters 9 - 10   For Chapters 9 - 10, you will complete vocabulary exercises, read the chapters while answering guiding questions, and analyze the development of the characters over the course of the book.

9.3.5.1 Vocabulary   - Activity: Quizlet: “Frederick Douglass: Chapters 9 - 10” Link: Quizlet: “Frederick Douglass: Chapters 9 - 10” or “Frederick Douglass: Chapters 9 - 10” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Access the link to review the vocabulary terms and definitions for Chapter 9 and Chapter 10 in the book, prior to reading them in the next subunit. You may choose to use the Quizlet website or the PDF version. Create an original sentence for each word. When finished writing your sentences, play the “Scatter” game, using the link on the Quizlet page. When the game is complete, click the “Test” button to see how well you know the words.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 1 hour.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/6)

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9.3.5.2 Reading with Guiding Questions   - Reading: University of Virginia Library: “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” and Global Scholar: “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass” Link: University of Virginia Library: “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” (HTML) and Global Scholar: “Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass, by Fredrick Douglass” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Now that you have completed the vocabulary, access the first link and carefully read chapters 9 and 10. Then click on the second link to access the reading questions for these chapters. Read the section entitled “How Objects Reflect Society” prior to answering questions in your notebook. It is not necessary to answer the questions in the “Objects” section. Answer the chapter questions using complete sentences. Make sure to use details from the text to support your answers.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 2 hours.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/6)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/6)

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9.3.5.3 Literary Device: Character Development   - Activity: Freeology “Analyzing Characters” Activity: Freeology “Analyzing Characters” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Choose two characters from the book OTHER than Frederick Douglass. Fill in the entire organizer for each character that you chose. You can either print the organizer or write down your responses. Make sure to use evidence from the text to support your answers. Revisit previously read chapters, if necessary.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 30 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)

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9.3.6 Chapter 11   For Chapter 11, you will complete vocabulary exercises, read the chapters while answering guiding questions, and analyze the themes of the book.

9.3.6.1 Vocabulary   - Activity: Quizlet: “Frederick Douglass Vocabulary Chapter 11” Link: Quizlet: “Frederick Douglass Vocabulary Chapter 11” (HTML) or “Frederick Douglass Vocabulary Chapter 11” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Access the link to review the vocabulary terms and definitions for Chapter 11 in the book, prior to reading them in the next subunit. You may choose to use the Quizlet website or the PDF version. Create an original sentence for each word. When finished writing your sentences, play the “Scatter” game, using the link on the Quizlet page. When the game is complete, click the “Test” button to see how well you know the words.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 1 hour.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/6)

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9.3.6.2 Reading with Guiding Questions   - Reading: University of Virginia Library: “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” and Global Scholar: “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass” Link: University of Virginia Library: “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” (HTML) and Global Scholar: “Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass, by Fredrick Douglass” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Now that you have completed the vocabulary, access the first link and carefully read Chapter 11. Then, click on the second link to access the reading questions for these chapters. Read the section entitled “What Happened Later?” prior to answering questions in your notebook. Answer the questions using complete sentences. Make sure to use details from the text to support your answers.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 2 hours.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/3)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/6)

9.3.6.3 Literary Device: Themes   - Activity: “Ice Cream Cone Organizer” Link: “Ice Cream Cone Organizer” (PDF)
 
Instructions: You are going to be further exploring additional themes in Douglass’s narrative. Access the link to open the “Ice Cream Cone Organizer.” Identify one theme present in the entire novel. Support your choice by filling in an example in each “scoop” on the organizer. Use specific details from the text to support your choice.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 45 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/1)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/2)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.10](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/10)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.9](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/9)

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