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4th Grade - Variety of Informational Texts


Understand a variety of informational texts, which include primary sources (e.g., autobiographical sketches, letters, diaries, Internet sites). 0401.6.8

Links verified on 10/28/2011

  1. Ain't I a Woman? - by Sojourner Truth at the 1851 Women's Convention, Akron, Ohio - this is the text of her speech
  2. American Slave Narratives - From 1936 to 1938, over 2,300 former slaves from across the American South were interviewed by writers and journalists under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration. These former slaves, most born in the last years of the slave regime or during the Civil War, provided first-hand accounts of their experiences on plantations, in cities, and on small farms.
  3. The Civil War - The Valley of the Shadow - The Valley of the Shadow Project takes two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through the experience of the American Civil War. The project is a hypermedia archive of thousands of sources for the period before, during, and after the Civil War.
  4. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself - Harriet Jacobs - You can find the entire text of the book online. In addition you can find links to images related to her book itself, and images related to slave life during her time.
  5. Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project - This site contains secondary documents written about Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as primary documents written during King's life.
  6. Slave Narratives: Constructing U.S. History Through Analyzing Primary Sources - lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site

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