"Chains" by Laurie Halse Anderson

Grade Level
3-5
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Essential Question
  • How is my life easier or more difficult based on who I am and where I was born?
  • How does the use of chains by slave owners influence the decision of enslaved people to try and escape?
  • How does the use of chains by slave owners influence how enslaved people see themselves?
  • Why is running away seen as a form of resistance?
  • How important is resistance to the lives of enslaved people?
  • Why is a literate enslaved person potentially problematic for slave owners? Does knowledge make a person more powerful?
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