New Curriculums for 5th Graders
This lesson is broken into three parts; understanding the basics, exploring the members, and connecting to the national movements. During this lesson students will build a clear understanding of the Northampton Association of Education and Industry by using the website to explore the general background, member biographies, letters, and Constitution. Once students have a thorough understanding of the Northampton Association they will make connections to the other utopian communities and the larger national reforms of the era. Finally students will analyze Frederick Douglass’ Independence Day speech by comparing the ideas and ideals of Douglass to those of the Northampton Association.