Amos Fortune, Free Man - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 5-7

Setting: New England, 1700s

Genre: Historical

Page Count: 58 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 9-10 weeks

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For the first 15 years of his life Amos Fortune was At-mun, prince of an African tribe. He always believed that, as a future king, he was to live to serve his people. But At-mun's life is turned upside down when he and many of his people are captured and brought to the United States to be sold as slaves. At-mun is purchased by a kind Quaker family, who give him the name Amos and welcome him into their home. Under the care of the Copelands, Amos learns to read and speak English, and learns about their God. When Amos comes to understand that as a child of God his royal heritage has been restored, his life is transformed.
For the rest of his life Amos continues the work he believes he was born to do: serve his people. Through the many turns his life takes Amos shows a trust and assurance in God, and though he works to achieve his own freedom and the freedom of others, he knows that true freedom can only come from faith in God. A strong Christian man who was and still is an inspiration to others!

Biographical. Based on a true story. 

Progeny Press Amos Fortune Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your Middle School grade student with:

About the Author: Learn about the life and literary contributions of Elizabeth Yates.
Background Information: Explore the dark historical legacy of the slave trade, providing context to the narrative.
Vocabulary: Understand and master the novel's language using a variety of activities designed to enhance vocabulary retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Dig into the art of storytelling through a variety of literary techniques, including dictionary use, foreshadowing, similes, metaphors, characterization, dictionary, synonym, antonym, tone, and theme.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Discuss underlying moral lessons and values, discovering the importance of serving people, recognizing that all life is precious, embracing the identity of being a child of God, promoting the value of helping one another, trusting in God, valuing hard work, observing the Sabbath, cherishing freedom, finding contentment, navigating the moral complexities of money, the meaning of death, walking in step with God, and promoting equality.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Engage in research, artistic expression, mapping, suggested field trips, video analysis, the art of poetry and storytelling, various writing exercises, thought-provoking discussions on racism, and the creation of epitaphs.
Suggestions for Further Reading: Continue your literary journey with a reading list of additional books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates.

All of Progeny Press' language arts unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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    2 Reviews

  • Posted by Angela D Frye on 4th Jan 2021



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  • Posted by ARLA R. on 20th Nov 2015


    I love the Study Guide!

    I love the Study Guide! However, I am having trouble getting the answer guide. Would like to have someone resend it. Thanks