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Overview:
Lesson plans and resources for a complete expedition, or several week unit, on the life and times of Anna Murray Douglass. This unit presents multiple avenues and opportunities to expand and complicate the often limiting depictions of Black women in history, using Anna Murray Douglass and her remarkable accomplishments as a focal point. Created by Rebekka Boysen-Taylor.
Subject:
U.S. History
Level:
Middle School
Grades:
Grade 7
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment, Lesson Plan, Module, Primary Source, Reading, Syllabus, Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
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Date Added:
05/05/2020
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Language:
English
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, Text/HTML

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Jemelleh Coes on Feb 28, 02:48pm

RACE: Does this source demonstrate positive racial identities for historically marginalized people by highlighting the genius and joy of this identity? GENDER: Does this source leave out concepts of gender when it could be added for deeper context?


With a commitment to the retelling of the truth, the Re-historying the life and work of Anna Murray Douglass help students to think critically about the information they have consumed and about the information they have yet to consume thus far. It gives students a chance to interrogate why their experiences and learning of certain information are as they are. This resource helps to develop a deeper understanding of the following two questions for students: Does this source demonstrate positive racial identities for historically marginalized people by highlighting the genius and joy of this identity? Does this source leave out concepts of gender when they could be added for deeper context? This resource is intentional about the celebration of marginalized narratives and names one of the goals for students learning as such. While there are many narratives that could be chosen to be told, this one focuses on a Black woman to not only examine race but also to examine and provide a deeper context of race as it relates to the construction and impact on society. Students have the opportunity to look at primary resources in order to draw their own conclusions and develop new understandings.

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