Christianity and Slavery Teacher Resources
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Students read "Slavery's Past, Paved Over or Forgotten" from The New York Times and discuss as a class. This activity is the introduction for researching a topic on the history of slavery in the U.S. Student groups present their information at a teach-in.
6th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 116 Downloads
Slavery's Opponents and Defenders
Young scholars identify influential opponents and defenders of American slavery and compare their respective biographies They explain the reasons given for and against the morality and legitimacy of slavery under the U.S. Constitution
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 21 Downloads
Slavery's Opponents and Defenders
Learners examine arguments in support of slavery. In this antebellum era lesson, students analyze primary and secondary source links to study the defenders of slavery and why slavery was legitimized in the U.S. Constitution. Learners use their findings to participate in group discussion on the topic.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 24 Downloads
Abraham Lincoln, the 1860 Election, and the Future of the American Union and Slavery
High schoolers examine Abraham Lincoln's political views about slavery. In this American Civil War lesson, students determine how Lincoln's beliefs led to the restriction of slavery in American territories. Student also analyze the party platforms presented in the election of 1860.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 24 Downloads
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Students investigate the abolition of slavery by examining historical documents.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.
4th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 75 Downloads
Taking Up Arms and the Challenge of Slavery in the Revolutionary Era
Students examine a series of documents which discuss the contradiction in the Americans' rhetoric about slavery. They act as members of designated Committees of Correspondence in the five different colonies, communicating their reactions to documents and events.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
From Courage to Freedom: Slavery's Dehumanizing Effects
Pupils analyze slavery and its effects on humanity using Frederick Douglass' autobiography. In this slavery lesson, students analyze instances of reality and romanticized myth using a slave narrative. Pupils explore Douglass' argument that slavery dehumanizes all involved.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Slavery in the Constitution Lesson Plan
Students explore the history of the United States by researching slavery. In this U.S. Constitution lesson plan, students collaborate in small groups to complete a slavery grievance worksheet which deals with the opposing view to slavery. Students discuss the reasons slavery was left in the Constitution.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 6 Downloads
The Atlantic Slave Trade
This presentation offers an overview of the Atlantic slave trade, taking care to give the subject its due diligence and explain the origins of slavery, the types of products slaves were forced to harvest, the most common importers of slaves in the Caribbean and Brazil, how Europeans acquired slaves through trading, etc.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Abolitionists and Proponents of Slavery
Eleventh graders compare and contrast the visions of abolitionists and proponents of slavery. In this slavery lesson, 11th graders read primary documents representing both sides of the slavery issue and use graphic organizers to analyze the pieces.
11th Social Studies & History 6 Views 47 Downloads
Our Side of the Story: African Americans Share Their Experiences of Slavery
Seventh graders listen to a variety of folktales sharing experiences of slavery. As a class, they compare and contrast reading a story and telling a story. They participate in a role play activity to discover the journey of a slave and reflect on the activity in their journal.
7th Language Arts 9 Views 80 Downloads
Comparisons, Redeeming Slavery, and Code words.
Young scholars compare and contrast parallels between various aspects of slavery. In this anti-slavery instructional activity students examine types of slavery from the Holocaust to contemporary issues of slavery in the world today.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Looking at Human Struggle Through The Language Arts Curriculum: The Faces of Slavery
Sixth graders examine the use of slavery in the United States. Using a map, they draw the route of the Tecora and Amistad voyages. Individually, they write an essay describing their opinions on whether the Africans on the ships should be able to go free.
6th Language Arts 5 Views 19 Downloads
Religious Conflict on the Issue of Slavery/Abolition
Students explore the history of America by discussing slavery and Christianity. In this organized religion instructional activity, students collaborate in small groups in order to analyze the book Slavery Attacked. Students investigate the connection between Christianity and the end of slavery by writing a research paper.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
Breaking the Chains, Rising Out of Circumstances
Students research slavery in ancient Rome and compare and contrast it to slavery in the United States. In this slavery lesson, students investigate the differences of slavery in different parts of the country, write a paper to report their findings, and create drawings that also depict the results of the research.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 42 Downloads
Social Studies: The Book of Exodus
Intended for a Christian audience, bible study, or home-school setting, this lesson plan has learners analyzing the significance of the ten commandments in today's world. They consider the commandments themselves, discuss their historical and societal impact, then create a list of commandments that should govern todays society.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854: Popular Sovereignty and the Political Polarization over Slavery
Students read selections from the Declaration of Independence, Northwest Ordinance of 1787, and the Wilmot Proviso of 1846. They contrast the maps of 1820 and 1854 to analyze developments in the national debate over slavery. They debate the issues raised in speeches by Douglas and Lincoln.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 12 Downloads