The fight for freedom is at the heart of American history. In the book Henry’s Freedom Box, we witness Henry fight for his freedom. It is through the help of “friends” that Henry is able to make it to freedom. The students will write an opinion piece taking a stance on if they think that the “friends” should have risked their freedom to ensure that Henry was free.

Learning Objectives

  • (ELA-Literacy.W.4.1.a) Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
  • (ELA-Literacy.W.4.1.b) Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.


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