Uncle Tom's Cabin - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 10-12

English/Language Arts Credit: 1/4 Credit

Setting: United States, 1850s

Genre: American Literature

Page Count: 94 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 12-14 weeks



An unprecedented best seller in its time, Uncle Tom's Cabin has also been controversial from the start.
Primarily the story of Tom, a godly slave who improves all around him,  much like Joseph of the Bible. But when Tom is sold to Simon Legree, he meets true evil. Legree treats slaves as animals and plans to make Tom overseer because of his strength and intelligence, but when Tom refuses to whip a fellow slave, and then refuses to turn in two runaways, Legree slowly beats Tom to death.
The son of Tom's first owner comes to redeem Tom but finds him dying. In honor of Tom, he frees his family's slaves and educates them. Stowe reveals the horrors occurring under slavery and the damage done to society as a whole when its weakest members are preyed upon. She also shows that Christians can, and must, make a real difference in the world!

Progeny Press' Uncle Tom's Cabin English/Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your High School grade student with:

Historical Background: Go on an exploration of the history of slavery, delving into the complexities, challenges, and impact of this dark chapter in human history. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the socio-economic, cultural, and political forces that shaped the institution of slavery.
Author Biography: Learn about the life and legacy of Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Before-You-Read Activities: Start off your ELA journey with activities that provide context and depth. Engage in historical explorations, essay writing, map study, and movie discussions. 
Vocabulary: Enhance your understanding of the novel's language through a variety of activities. Engage in dynamic exercises that make learning words interactive and enjoyable.
Literary Techniques: Dive into in-context usage, dictionary exploration, figure of speech analysis, discussions on irony, allusion, synonym exploration, diction study, metaphor interpretation, root words, characterization, antonyms, juxtaposition, point of view analysis, asides, anthropomorphism, imagery, alliteration, parody, foreshadowing, transpose, rhythm, anaphora, mood exploration, paradox analysis, parallelism, the concept of willing suspension of disbelief, dramatic structure, identification of Christ-figure motifs, and the exploration of overarching themes
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Explore themes such as conscience, the concept of heaven, the call to love and pray for enemies, the understanding of suffering, the role of authority, the importance of Bible study, reflections on slavery, the belief in no distinctions in Christ, the pursuit of equality, addressing stress and finding comfort, grappling with prejudice, the value of work, the dynamics of rationalization, the concept of noblesse oblige, the dichotomy between belief and unbelief, the enduring hope, and the critical examination of racism.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Engage in the narrative through a range of activities, from art projects and hymn exploration to delving into Latin studies, participating in class discussions, examining the role of strong women, conducting author analyses, and crafting essays and research papers on various thematic options.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

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

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Formatted with your High 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!

The #1 Best-selling novel of the 19th century and the second best-selling book of that century following only the Bible. 

Extra Information

Progeny Press
Recommended Grade Level:
Southern United States, Mid-1800s
American Literature, Historical Literature
Study Guide Page Count:
114 pages
Study Guide Author:
Kimberlee Foley & Michael S. Gilleland
For the Book By:
Harriet Beecher Stowe

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    2 Reviews

  • Posted by Tracie D. on 18th Apr 2016


    This is very thorough

    This is a very thorough study. I love that it handles great analysis of the characters, and it also incorporates God's word into the discussion. Thanks for making this homeschooling mama's life a little easier!

  • Posted by Sara H. on 21st Dec 2015


    Excellent guide for this book.

    Excellent guide for this book. I love using this with my children.