Amos Fortune, Free Man - Study Guide

Progeny Press

No reviews yet Write a Review

Grade Range: 5-7

Setting: New England, 1700s

Genre: Historical

Page Count: 58 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 9-10 weeks

Bulk Pricing:
Buy in bulk and save
4 people looking at this.


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 English/Language Arts curriculum provides your Middle School grade student with:

About the Author: Examine the life and literary works of Elizabeth Yates.
Background Information: Learn about the dark history of the slave trade, and how it impacts the novel.
Vocabulary: Improve your comprehension of the novel's language using activities designed to boost vocabulary retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Discover the art of engaging writing through a variety of literary techniques, including dictionary use, foreshadowing future events, similes, metaphors, characterization, dictionary, synonym, antonym, tone, and theme.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Discuss underlying lessons within the novel, discovering the importance of serving people, recognizing that all life is precious, our identity of being a child of God, 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: Choose additional assignments to further your studies. Conduct 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: Advance 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!

Features and Benefits of a Progeny Press ELA study guide

Printed Workbook Format

  • Large 8.5x11 format is convenient to read and easy on Middle School student's eyes
  • Every question in our novel unit study has plenty of whitespace for middle school level student answers
  • Encourages neat and clean handwriting practice
  • Easily transports without the need for a laptop or other expensive equipment
  • Provides a permanent record of the middle school student’s work
  • Complete, removable answer key included for the teacher to make grading simple!

 CD Format

  • Contains the complete study guide in universally compatible PDF format (works on Mac AND Windows)
  • No costly software purchases necessary
  • PDf files open in the FREE Adobe Reader program.
    Note: Mobile devices may require an alternative app that supports and saves fillable form fields and interactive features.
  • Upgraded, fillable form fields allow the student the opportunity to complete their work on the computer, saving you printing costs
  • Conveniently print what you need, when you need it:
    • Print the whole ELA study guide at once
    • Print single literature lessons or pages as the student completes them
    • Print multiple copies of the entire curriculum study guide for classroom sets
  • PDF format makes it easy to use with multiple students
  • Complete answer key PDF file included for the teacher to make grading simple!

Formatted with your Middle School grade student in mind, Progeny Press language arts study guides divide the book into writing assignments and lessons that strengthen their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and refine their critical analysis and writing skills. Each Progeny Press novel study accomplishes all of this without busy work that can drain the fun out of reading and literature! Kids have loved using Progeny Press ELA curriculum in homeschool, co-ops, and private schools around the world for over 30 years!

Newbery Medal winner 1951

Extra Information

Progeny Press