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The 1808 Slave Trade Abolition Deadline
Students study the trans-Atlantic Slave trade. In this slave trade instructional activity, students study the Constitutional Convention Notes and the impact on United States slavery. Students research the slave trade database and other primary sources to complete the evidence worksheets. Students write about the topic using the given prompt.
Writing in First Person about the Atlantic Slave Trade Lesson Plan
Young scholars investigate the Atlantic slave trade. In this slavery activity, students watch "Slavery, Society, and Apartheid," as well as "Slave Ship." Young scholars 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.
The Countries of Slave Trade
Students create graphs, routes, and write an essay based on their research of the slave trade. For this slave trade lesson plan, students research the Middle Passage and how slave trade happened in the United States.
Africa, Africans, and Film
Students examine the impact the Atlantic Slave Trade had on Africa and the African people, through the analysis of literature and film. They identify the geographic regions of Africa and locate selected African countries, countries that are used as later case studies in the examination the legacy of slavery and colonialism
Finding Historical Evidence: David Brion Davis
Students study the Tran-Atlantic Slave Trade and learn to evaluate historical arguments. In this slave trade instructional activity, 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.
Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements
Learners discuss the Atlantic slave trade and the facts about the St. John revolt. In this investigative instructional activity students write a personal account of a person involved in the revolt.
One Country's Slave Trade
Students examine the slave trade. In this research skills lesson, students research the slave trade in a selected country. Students use databases to locate pertinent information in order to prepare an oral presentation.
The Slave Trade
Students discuss the history of trading slaves. In this history lesson, students read about slave trade and discuss it. They work in groups and use the NoteFolio.
The Atlantic Slave Trade
In this geography worksheet, middle schoolers 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.
The Log Book of a Connecticut Slave Trade Ship
Seventh graders investigate the slave trade. In this Middle Passage lesson, 7th graders read excerpts of ship logs from Connecticut Slave Trade ships. Students respond to the provided analysis questions based on the logs.
Atlantic Slave Trade
The horrors of the Atlantic slave trade are covered in this presentation. Intended as an accent to a lecture, learners will see images, answer questions, and engage in an activity intended to help them understand the conditions of Middle Passage.
Slavery: How did the Abolition Acts Affect the Slave Trade?
Students investigate the abolition of slavery by examining historical documents. In this U.S. history lesson, students view photographs of East African residents who were forced into slavery. Students write about the information they decipher in the photographs and historic court records.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY BEFORE EMANCIPATION
Explore poetry written by African-Americans before emancipation. 8th graders create collages, and explain why they chose specific stanzas. They display the collages on the class bulletin board that demonstrate an understanding of the American Civil War.
Database Scavenger Hunt
Students create a database to show information about events in history. In this database lesson, students create and analyze information on the slave trade. Students answer questions based on the information collected.
Slavery, Society, and Apartheid
Students examine the St. John slave revolt of 1733. In this slavery and apartheid lesson, students view the DVD "Slavery, Society, and Apartheid." Students respond to discussion questions regarding the content of the DVD which features the triangular trade route and the St. John slave revolt.
African Slaves in Haiti
Sixth graders examine how Africans were treated in the Caribbean and Haiti after reading about the Atlantic Slave Trade. From a multicultural information passage, they complete a time line on Toussiant L-Ouverture and write an obituary.
How African Slaves Arrived In America
Students explore US history by completing an ancestry activity. In this slavery lesson, students research Internet sites and identify the slave trade routes used several hundred years ago. Students create a timeline based on African American slavery and read several biographies of former slaves.
Two Views of the Slave Ship Brookes
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).
Slave Trade Memorial
Students develop a memorial to the slave who endured the Middle Passage. In this slavery memorial lesson, student culminate a unit of study about slavery by creating a memorial for Africans who traveled the Middle Passage to slavery. They develop an inscription for a plaque that tells about the Middle Passage, the economic factors that contributed to slavery and describes the terrible conditions on the ships.
Legacies of the Middle Passage
Students research the Atlantic slave trade during the 18th century. In this slave trade lesson plan, 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.