1. Select, print, and copy a document from African American Perspectives, 1818-1907 that students have not analyzed. Ask students to write essays in which they:
- identify a societal problem described by the document;
- describe how the document expands their thinking about that problem; and
- explain whether the author of the document would agree with the recommendations of the class African American Congress.
2. If practical, have students identify and analyze a document themselves. This approach allows assessment of students' search skills as well as their understanding of issues studied in this lesson, and their ability to analyze a primary source.
3. Students could create posters illustrating their research on a problem. The posters should answer the study questions, providing evidence from primary sources to support the answers given.