Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Reading Primary Sources - A Group Reading by Frederick Douglass

Trying to integrate primary source documents into the classroom can be a challenge for history teachers. The length and complexity of many documents lead to the use of excerpts, but this can interfere with meaning and understanding.

One of my favorite documents to help students understand the post-Civil War African-American experience is "The Reason Why the Colored American is not in the World's Columbian Exposition."