Brown: Hero or Terrorist?>Teacher
Plans for John Brown
plans were developed by CAP (Curriculum
Arts Project) at symphonyspace and
are reproduced here with their permission.
story of "America" is a tale of discovery, settlement,
growth, expansion, continuing social and political change, filled
with human drama. The narrative of this tale is related not only
in history textbooks, but also in the music, dance, paintings,
poetry and prose created by the people who have lived and experienced
this unfolding history.
following lesson plans examine John Brown, the controversial militant
abolitionist, exploring various perspectives of his character
and actions as expressed through paintings by various artists,
period newspaper articles, and quotes by contemporaries.