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Series of social media videos created by the 7th grade Crew in support of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives’ One Million Abolitionists project.

In this Expedition students explored the life of Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave and noted abolitionist who wrote Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. The Expedition focuses on the questions of what makes stories powerful and on understanding an author’s purpose. In addition, students analyze how writers use figurative language and word choice to convey meaning. In Case Study 1, the book, The People Could Fly introduces the topic that connects all three case studies. Case Study 2 centers on the analysis of excerpts from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. In Case Study 3, students focused on human trafficking and the work of modern day abolitionists working to eradicate slavery around the globe. The final product incorporates service to aid in efforts to end human trafficking.


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