Typo: "Imagine you are a plantation owner whose slaves have been ______ as a result of the 13th amendment who is upset by this change. "
Place ‘short answer’ or ‘essay’ question boxes for the two prompts.
If you have Premium, you can add audio response questions, so students can answer verbally. Perhaps you could have a ‘show your work’ question where students could provide a photo that would be representative of their ‘feelings.’
Since you have such a cool picture of the moment of the passing of the amendment, maybe students can use it to “show their work”, by marking a person in the crowd who is either happy or not, and explain who the person is and why he/she is feeling that way.
Trying to see things from a different perspective is an important skill, and you are doing the right thing saying “Imagine you are…”. Maybe you can ask your students to cite specific passages from the amendment as a stronger connection between history and the imaginary situation. Can you include the text of the amendment on the Formative?
Depending on how much you have already talked with your students about this, you might want to add some specific multiple choice questions about the historic fact before the “imagine you are” question.
I applaud you for trying to get your students in a character’s frame of mind. Good luck and thank you for sharing!