Frederick Douglass, slavery, and the Constitution, 1845
"Frederick Douglass, Slavery, and the Constitution, 1845 asks students to confront an explosive question: How, in a nation founded on ideas of equal rights and freedom, could the institution of slavery become so entrenched and long-lasting? How was slavery justified, and how was it criticized? At a literary forum, students consider the newly-published Narrative of Frederick Douglass and hold a hearing on John C. Calhoun's view of slavery as a 'positive good.' Finally, players address the US Constitution, its original protections of the slaveholders' power, and the central question: Are Americans more beholden to the Constitution, or to some 'higher law'? Reacting to the Past is an award-winning series of immersive role-playing games that actively engage students in their own learning. Students assume the roles of historical characters to practice critical thinking, primary source analysis, and both written and spoken argument"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2019
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W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 2019
Problems and Exercises
x, 181 pages ; 24 cm.
Factions and roles