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High schoolers explore the history of America by discussing slavery and Christianity. In this organized religion lesson, students collaborate in small groups in order to analyze the book Slavery Attacked. High schoolers investigate the connection between Christianity and the end of slavery by writing a research paper.
The emotional and spiritual oppression of slavery in the African-American experience is the focus of this lesson. Middle schoolers analyze various texts by Frederick Douglass and Maya Angelou related to freedom and oppression. They use textual evidence to write about slavery, oppression, compassion, and nonviolence. Additionally, they perform African-American spirituals and write reflectively for the lesson.
Students investigate the abolition of slavery by examining historical documents.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.
Students analyze slavery and its effects on humanity using Frederick Douglass' autobiography. For this slavery lesson, students analyze instances of reality and romanticized myth using a slave narrative. Students explore Douglass' argument that slavery dehumanizes all involved. Students write a response paper for the rhetorical strategies against Douglass' position.
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. Students then compose essays that compare and contrast the views 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. After watching a video, they discuss how point of view influences ones view of history.