Students will be able to identify Dr. Martin Delany and his accomplishments as an abolitionist and Union army officer.


8.11.6. Describe African American involvement in the Union army, including the Massachusetts 54th Regiment led by Colonel Robert Shaw.

8.11.8. Explain how the war affected combatants, civilians, the physical environment, and future warfare.

CCR Standards 1: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

CCR Standards 7: Integrate visual information with other information in print and digital text.


Story Board Graphic Organizer

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Image of Delaney

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Delaney Background

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Warm Up

Students will analyze the image of Delaney as the warm up.  They will then write down any questions they have about the image.  A brief discussion will follow.

New Material

After completing the warm up students will read the back ground information on Delaney.  They will then work in pairs to discuss their findings.  Next, they will read a except from" The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States, Politically Considere", written by Delaney.  I will ask the students to write down any similarities and differrences between Delaney and H. Ford Douglass.  They will do this by completing a venn diagram.


The students will complete a venn diagram comparing and contrasting
Delaney and Ford Douglas after reading.


For HW the students will complete a story board graphic organizer on the life of Delaney.

Closure and Reflection

To close the lesson, students will complete a quick doodles activity in their journals related to the readings on Dr. Martin Delaney.