3) Descriptive Writing
Ask students to select a person from the "American Colonization Society" section of the Special Presentation found in America's First Look into the Camera: Daguerreotypes, 1839-1864. This person will become their research subject. Next, have students review the Special Presentation "History Of Liberia: A Time Line," and compare the dates of their subject to the time line. Finally, have students search on Liberia in the Map Collections to find a relevant map that matches the dates of their subject.
Using the materials they have selected, have students write a postcard from their subject's point of view. The postcard might answer questions such as:
- What was it like to settle in Liberia?
- How was life in Liberia different from life in the United States?
- What were daily life and duty like for their subject?