This lesson plan incorporates the writers, composers, and songs listed above.

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  • Identify causes for widespread homesickness in nineteenth-century United States as a result of geographical relocation
  • Analyze the texts of “Old Folks at Home” and “My Old Kentucky Home” with homesickness, as well as the connection that “My Old Kentucky Home” and Uncle Tom’s Cabin have with slave emancipation 

Common Core Standards:
  • RH.11-12.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole
  • WHST.11-12.2 Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events


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