New Curriculums for 5th Graders
This lesson is broken into three parts; understanding the basics, exploring the members, and connecting to the national movements. During this lesson students will build a clear understanding of the Northampton Association of Education and Industry by using the website to explore the general background, member biographies, letters, and Constitution. Once students have a thorough understanding of the Northampton Association they will make connections to the other utopian communities and the larger national reforms of the era. Finally students will analyze Frederick DouglassOne of the foremost leaders of the abolitionist movementMovement to abolish/end slavery in the United States that increasingly gained support in the 1830s, 40s, and 50s., which fought to end slavery within the United States in the decades prior to the Civil War. A brilliant speaker, Douglass was asked by the American Anti-Slavery Society to engage in a tour of lectures, and so became recognized as one of America's first great black speakers. He won world fame when his autobiography was publicized in 1845. Two years later he began publishing an antislavery paper called the North Star.’ Independence Day speech by comparing the ideas and ideals of Douglass to those of the Northampton Association.