Grades 7 – 10: Unit 2 Beecher Circular Letters

Look through the Hartford Courant and list issues covered in the articles.  Working in groups of three, each member will pick a different topic.  Writing three separate letters, each person must write an opening paragraph defining the issue expressing their point of view, and acknowledging the other side of the issue.  Then, pass it on to the person to your right who will then add a paragraph telling his/her point of view – back it up with facts and pertinent details.  Pass it to the third person who must write the concluding paragraph – restating the dominant position and summarizing why the arguments are sound. You will do this for all three of the letters.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe's (1811-1896) best-selling anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), made her the most famous American woman of the 19th century and galvanized the abolition movement before the Civil War. The Stowe Center is a 21st-century museum and program center using Stowe's story to inspire social justice and positive change.

Posted on February 9, 2011, in Curriculum: Grades 7-10. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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