Today we started out with a Quiz over Chapter 14 (you will have one more quiz on this quarter's grades). Afterwards, we spent the period examining the systems of enslavement that existed in the Antebellum United States. We first completed a DocBlock over a selection by Frederick Douglass. We next examined some data to help develop a more nuanced understanding of the complex nature of enslavement (New Perspectives on Slavery). We ended the class by analyzing and discussing three different slave narratives written by formerly enslaved people after their escape from bondage to bring a human element back to the data we had previously interpreted.
Chapter 15 is due tomorrow and Chapter 16 on Friday. We have moved the LEQ 1c writing day from this Friday to next Tuesday in class.