Enduring Understandings
Essential questions
Slavery has many forms
What does it mean to be free? In what ways is Lyddie free? In what ways in Lyddie not free?
There is always a place for hope
In what ways does having hope help Lyddie in her hardships? How do Lyddie's hopes change throughout her journey?
Resilience, pride and determination shape Lyddie as she endures hardships
How do resilience, pride and determination affect Lyddie's decisions and outlook?
There are far-reaching effects of industry
How did the shift from cottage industry to factory industry affect people's lives, specifically Lyddlie's family and Lyddie?
How did the factory exploit people like Lyddie and fail to meet the needs of its workers?
What issues still exist in industry today?
Jewish values demand that we treat workers fairly
What Jewish texts are relevant to worker issues, and what can we learn from them?
Jewish values demand that we care for our youth (and other vulnerable populations)
Which Jewish texts say something about the treatment of children, and what do they say?
Historical fiction is a genre that may not be factually true, but contains truths about history
What is “true” in historical fiction? What's not true?

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