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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave Final Projects

*This is an in-class project; students may work on it at home, but it is not necessary. *Students may choose to work in
partners or groups with parent approval
Map It! Frederick Douglass Timeline Frederick Douglass Family Tree
Map the area discussed in the Create a timeline of Frederick Research and a create a poster
Frederick Douglass Narrative. Douglass life from birth to death. representing Frederick Douglass
- Make a poster featuring a map of the family tree.
eastern seaboard where Douglass Include:
would have lived and traveled -All important events from the Include:
narrative -All family named and mentioned in
Include: -Illustrations for each event the narrative
- The locations of the farms, -Dates and locations for each event -Family after slavery
plantations, and shipyards where -Page numbers to cite each important -Research as close to present day as
Douglass worked event possible and include those family
- The route taken from Maryland to members.
New York on his quest to be a free
man.
- Explain the important events that
happened in each area
- A compass rose and legend for your
map.

Research and Plot the Routes of Create An Abolitionist Newspaper Write Frederick Douglass Journal
The Underground Railroad Create your own abolitionist Detailing the trip North
Create a map of the United States, at newspaper like The North Star or The What if Frederick Douglass was able
this time. Research the Underground Liberator to keep a journal as he traveled north?
Railroad, and possible routes that Write a first-hand journal (day-to-
could be taken from South to North Include: day) of what Frederick Douglass
and represent them on the map. -at least 4 articles that might appear in experienced and how he got north.
the paper
Include: -Gripping headlines for your most Include:
-A poster/map of the United States important articles -Details about where he is and how he
-Plotted out Underground Railroad -reference to important abolitionists is traveling
routes of the time -Details about the dangers he
-The stops on the Underground -dates of (at least 2) real historic encounters/avoids
Railroad events that might be featured -Must be accurate for the amount of
-Names of conductors time the journey would take
-A compass rose & legend
Write A Story of An Escaping Slave Slave Spiritual Research and Research Folk Medicine and
Family Interpretation Superstitious Beliefs in the
Make a full triangular plan, and create Research at least 3 Slave era Antebellum South
a complete story. spirituals, and create a presentation Research what superstitious and folk
with your research information. medicine remedies existed in the
Include: south at this time (for slaves and non-
-Triangular plan Include: slaves)
*characters (protagonist/antagonist) -Songs (full lyrics)
*settings -Audio representation of songs Include:
*problem & solution -explanation of lyrics and hidden -Superstitions
*turning point/ climax meanings * examples and beliefs around them
* at least 3 points of rising and falling -history of each song *history
action -imagery of each song -Folk medicines
-Well written, clear (final copy) of -Visuals to represent your research * examples and beliefs around them
original story *history
-At least 2 illustrations -Visuals to represent your research

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave Final Projects
*This is an in-class project; students may work on it at home, but it is not necessary. *Students may choose to work in
partners or groups with parent approval
Completed projects due in class: Thursday, 3/23