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Frederick Douglass, Abolitionist and Advisor to the President-- Task #13-- Frederick Douglass Discusses How to Learn to Read and Write

TASK #13

This TASK works with #8 & #14.    They could all be completed as a unit.

READ:  Article #9--The PDF article from Frederick Douglass' Writings "How to Learn to Read and Write."

(You will have to have Acrobat PDF Reader on your computer to get the article.)


Writing Response:  You may do Tasks #8 & 14 with this task. 

Put yourself in the position of being a free slave in the 19th century.  Think:  "I am now a free person.  I always wanted that, but now I don't know what to do.  I think I will take Mr. Douglass' advice and learn to _______."   (finish this starter with a plan of action for success.)  Include obstacles coming up, and other problems related).  Read Article #8 and use it in your response on this task.  The essay should be two pages or more.

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