Pre-visit Activities

  1. Students should read the chapters of The North Carolina Civil War Experience on The Road to Secession which offers details on slavery and discusses Harriet Jacobs.
  2. Students should read the Site Narrative provided in this unit which gives a brief biography of Harriet Jacobs and tells the story of her escape from slavery.
  3. Teachers may use the Lesson Plan: The Life and Times of Harriet Jacobs as a pre-visit activity or a stand-alone classroom lesson. Classes preparing for a field trip to the site should familiarize themselves with the Site Map and the Glossary of Terms prior to their visit.