Approximately 45 minutes.
Directions and computers with Internet OR print-outs of
several slave narratives / interviews from the following
Implementation: This RWLO can be
implemented during class time if each student has access to a
computer and the Internet for viewing the above collections.
Otherwise, it should be provided as an out-of-class assignment
however you may find it useful to demonstrate how to access the
audio recordings and transcripts from the
and Voices from the Presentation collection (see step 2 below).
- Provide access to the
Directions and/or print and distribute the Student Worksheet (narratives.doc
- 170.5 KB) located in the Content Material section of this RWLO.
- Review the instructions with the class as needed. You may find it
helpful to preview and guide one or more of the narratives from
the collections with the students to prepare them for the language
and structure of the interviews.
- Time permitting, you should demonstrate how to listen
to the audio recordings from the
and Voices from the Presentation collection in both Real Audio and
MP3 format and how to access the "Transcription" located at the
bottom of each resource page from each former slave under the
Related Digital Items section.
- Students should select and read and/or listen to a minimum of
two former slave narratives / interviews from either
and Voices from the Presentation or
American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology.
- After students have selected and read / listened to two
narratives, they should respond to the corresponding questions in Parts B and C of the
- Students should respond to the synthesis questions found in Part D.
If you plan to use this RWLO in a literature course written about
or during the time period of American slavery as described in the
for Integration section, you may opt to include the optional
question 3 comparing the narratives with the way slave life is
described in the novel(s) the students are reading.