Nat Turner's Rebellion

Students will read, mark, and respond to a text, and respond to a prompt.

By Mr. Capuzzi
August 28, 2017
11th Grade English
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Writing Prompt

On August 21, 1831, Nat Turner, an African slave led an uprising of slaves and freed blacks that went from plantation to plantation gathering horses, guns, freeing slaves, and recruiting men that wished to join the rebellion.

Nat Turner led a violent uprising as a means of showing his opposition to slavery. Analyze the different reactions to this uprising between southern slave owners and northern abolitionists? Support your answers with evidence from the lesson.

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11th Grade English Language Arts Standards

This lesson teaches the following grade level appropriate state literacy standards. The cubes provide an abbreviation of the standard name and reference number. Click Add to My Lesson Plans to make a copy of the lesson. Making a copy will allow you to update any information including the literacy standards.

L1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
L2
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
L4
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 11–12 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
RI1
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
RI4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).
W2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
W4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
W9
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
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