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Young scholars study the trans-Atlantic Slave trade. In this slave trade lesson, students study the Constitutional Convention Notes and the impact on United States slavery. Young scholars research the slave trade database and other primary sources to complete the evidence worksheets. Students write about the topic using the given prompt.
Students study the Tran-Atlantic Slave Trade and learn to evaluate historical arguments. In this slave trade lesson, students read about the Atlantic Slave System. Students take notes on slave trade and make a timeline for the information. Students then design questions to argue against David Brion Davis' historical argument. Students design search queries based on their questions and then research the queries. Students create posters for their arguments.
Students research the Atlantic slave trade during the 18th century. In this slave trade lesson, students read a narrative about colonial expansion in the Americas and the rise of slavery in the United States. Students write down what they know about the Atlantic slave trade in the 18th Century and answer questions in the form of an essay, narrative, or a journal entry.
In this geography worksheet, students complete 2 graphic organizers by noting how 4 situations led to development of the Atlantic slave trade and noting 4 consequences of the Atlantic slave trade. Students also write a descriptive paragraph utilizing 2 related vocabulary terms.
Students investigate the Atlantic slave trade. In this slavery lesson, students watch "Slavery, Society, and Apartheid," as well as "Slave Ship." Students discuss the information presented in the videos, especially St. John's Revolt. Students write creative pieces from the perspectives of those involved in the revolt.
Actual ship diagrams and a table of voyage data gives young historians an authentic glimpse of on-board experiences during the Atlantic Slave Trade. The class examines a projected diagram of the slave ship Brooks, recording thoughts. Consider pair-share before the group discusses the image. The group continues to examine a chart depicting voyage data, and answers analysis questions. Conclude with a class discussion or a writing assignment (prompts and sources included).
Combine subjects with a cross-curricular writing exercise. Although limited as an engaging or interactive activity, this African Civilizations worksheet has learners responding to 3 clear and simple prompts, each of which can easily lead into deeper research. Historians outline the role women and geography played in Africa's development over time, and describe the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade as a turning point in world history. Consider using as a reading companion.