The social studies teacher needs me to cover a section of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 because we’re running out of time before testing for her to cover it. Thus is the beauty of a reading class since I can freely cross content areas. She suggested Uncle Tom’s Cabin. However, in my undergrad history studies we read Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and I’m inclined to go that way instead. (Not the entire thing though, I can only break down small portions for close reads at this point in the year.) (And I’ll probably include a smaller portion of Uncle Tom’s Cabin to touch on this week just to appease.) I’m nervous about doing my own thing here and hoping I don’t ruffle too many feathers. I never realized before I was one that teachers must also practice diplomacy and avoid setting off nuclear wars.