Anna Dickinson: Orator and Political Firebrand

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Duration: 60 minutes
Date Posted: 12/31/2021

This Learning Lab collection explores the life of Anna Dickinson, an abolitionist who became a prominent public speaker as a teenager during the Civil War. Consider the following guiding and supporting questions as you navigate the collection:

What is the power of youth voice in the fight against deeply rooted injustices?

What tools are available to young people to communicate their political beliefs? Are there different strategies they can use to reach different audiences?
What circumstances today motivate young people to speak out against injustice?
Does individual identity matter when speaking out?
What factors might affect how and when a person decides to speak out?

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