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Unlikely friendships

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Language Arts And English +1 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

"Culture is often difficult to define, but it influences everything from who you are as an individual to how you relate to other people at home and around the world. " from Cultural Conversations (2014)

Cultural conversations have been important to the development of the United States since its inception. To start cultural conversations among my students, I have gathered a collection of artifacts that give a brief history of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. Douglass and Lincoln would ordinarily have not been friends,  but because of their relationship, history was changed forever! Other Friendships worth investigating: WEB DuBois and Woodrow Wilson (as well as William Monroe Trotter), Lyndon B Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr., Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Banneker, and Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary McLeod Bethune.

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Frederick Douglass

National Portrait Gallery

Abraham Lincoln

National Portrait Gallery

Frederick Douglass

National Portrait Gallery

Abraham Lincoln

National Portrait Gallery

Lesson Plan Cover

Jeryl Payne

North Star Newspaper

National Park Service

Proclamation of Emancipation

National Portrait Gallery

Abraham Lincoln Quote #2

Shot Glass of History

Two Voice Poem Directions

ReadWriteThink.org

Let My People Free

Smithsonian American Art Museum

See/Think/Wonder: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Mary McLeod Bethune

National Portrait Gallery

Eleanor Roosevelt

National Portrait Gallery

W. E. B. Du Bois

National Portrait Gallery

Woodrow Wilson

National Portrait Gallery

15c Benjamin Banneker single

National Postal Museum

Thomas Jefferson

National Portrait Gallery

Martin Luther King, Jr.

National Portrait Gallery

Lyndon B. Johnson

National Portrait Gallery