The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines

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Women’s History


9 - 12


Social Studies


Two class sessions

& Goals:

Florida State Learning Standards
  • The student understands historical chronology and the historical perspective.
  • The student constructs meaning from a wide range of texts.
  • The student writes to communicate ideas and information effectively.

Note that standards in this lesson plan are for example only. This lesson can be easily adapted to meet your state's specific standards.


Students will:
  • Read or listen to The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines.
  • Write a personal journal entry from Ned’s point of view from the night he left home.
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