Three Sides of the Smalls Story

Grade Range: 4-6
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Reference Materials, Primary Source
Duration: 40 Minutes
Date Posted: 3/18/2011

Take a close look at two newspaper articles and a children's book telling the story of an escaped slave-compare the stories they tell to uncover the perspectives they represent. Part of an OurStory module entitled Full Steam to Freedom, this activity includes transcripts of two Civil War-era newspaper articles (one from the North and one from the South)and a recommended children's book, along with a ThinkAbout worksheet with strategies for analyzing. OurStory is designed to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through the use of children's literature, everyday objects, and hands-on activities.

National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

Standards For English Language Arts (Grades K-12)

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

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