Christianity and Slavery Teacher Resources
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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 24 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Right to Workers in United States
"There are more people in slavery now that at any other time in human history." To raise awareness and understanding of modern-day slavery, class groups research the various forms of slavery, including human trafficking, read and reflect on case studies, and design a plan of action for their community.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 13 Views 117 Downloads
The Antebellum South
Your history students will be on the edges of their seats during this fascinating presentation, which details the abolition movement and slave life during the Antebellum period in the American South. Students will be left agape at the authentic advertisements for slave auctions and phots of "slave muzzles," as well as the pro-slavery propaganda messages.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 9 Views 60 Downloads
Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn
This resource is rich with primary and secondary source material regarding major events in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution. While there are suggested classroom activities toward the beginning of the resource, its true value lies in the reproductions of such major historical documents as the United States Declaration of Independence, the Haitian Declaration of Independence, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 147 Views 101 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Slavery's Opponents and Defenders
Students 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
Students examine arguments in support of slavery. For 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. Students 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
Young scholars 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
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 5 Views 10 Downloads
New Review The Voyage of Slaves in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Use best-teaching practices to discuss the practices and implications of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Here you'll find a detailed lesson plan involving a variety of collaborative and engaging components, including image analysis, group reading and discussion, and a final group project whereby learners contribute to a creative class mural reflecting what they have learned.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History 82 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Plantation Life
What was plantation life like in the Deep South? If your pupils can recall a few tidbits from lecture, they're sure to win this fun review game. They answer 15 questions all related to southern life, plantation owners, and slavery.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 14 Downloads
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 48 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 10 Views 81 Downloads
Comparisons, Redeeming Slavery, and Code words.
Students compare and contrast parallels between various aspects of slavery. In this anti-slavery lesson 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 6 Views 19 Downloads
New Review “Twelve Years a Slave”: Analyzing Slave Narratives
Readers of Solomon Northup's brutally frank slave narrative Twelve Years a Slave examine passages that support the argument that slavery "undermined and corrupted" the institution of marriage. Background information is provided by a PowerPoint presentation, an essay on the slave narrative tradition, and a short video trailer from Steve McQueen's film 12 Years a Slave.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass
Eleventh graders explore the slaves purpose in singing spirituals. In this American History lesson, 11th graders analyze primary and secondary sources about spirituals. Students discuss the effect of spirituals on modern music.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads