Colonial America Slavery Teacher Resources
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Life in Colonial America
Fifth graders review their knowledge base about the colonies. They investigate the reasons why Europeans came to the American colonies. They examine slavery and the occupations that existed during the colonial era by visiting the assigned websites.
5th 21st Century Skills 10 Views 53 Downloads
Meet Hannah the Weaver
Students analyze primary and secondary sources to explore slavery and emancipation, and write letter or diary entry from point of view of slave Hannah Harris or plantation owner Robert Carter. Students then dramatize their creative writing assignments.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Abolishing Slavery In America
High schoolers discover details about abolition. In this slavery lesson, students watch Abolishing Slavery in America and then conduct further research about the events that took place on the Zong and Amistad. High schoolers write essays that feature their findings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Eighteenth-Century Slave Codes
Learners explore slavery by reviewing the written laws intended to keep African Americans subservient. In this U.S. slavery lesson, students analyze a time-line of the history of African Americans. Learners discuss the patterns of the time-line and how the legal codes restricted freedom of black men and women based upon their population.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 29 Views 85 Downloads
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 38 Downloads
Slavery by the Numbers
Students examine the role of slavery in the United States. In this American history lesson plan, students watch segments of the video "Slavery and the Making of America." Students conduct further research pertaining to Thomas Jefferson, Elizabeth Freeman, David Walker, Denmark Vesey, and Harriet Jacobs.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 31 Downloads
The Journey of Slaves Toward Freedom
Middle schoolers determine how slavery threatened America's guarantee of liberty. In this slavery lesson plan, students analyze primary documents and write essays about their roles in the slavery debate in the United States.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 55 Downloads
The Settlement of the Chesapeake
Focusing on the Virginia and Maryland settlements in the 1600's, this presentation is a complete and thorough resource during a unit on Colonial America. It includes pictures, maps, and interesting discussion points for you to address with your history students.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 15 Views 54 Downloads
Time Marches On
Students discover the times of Colonial America by creating a timeline. In this U.S. History instructional activity, students research a teacher-directed website about African Americans in early colonial times. Students utilize their information to create an accurate retelling of the events in this country by creating a timeline of the Colonial era and Africans being taken from their home.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 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
The Voices of Slavery
Fourth graders recognize and can describe the settlers of Early America. In this American colonies lesson plan, 4th graders research using primary and secondary sources, Native Americans, Europeans, and African Americans role in the colonies.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads
We the People Level 2
Young scholars explore U.S. history by participating in a government activity. In this Constitution lesson, students identify the role government plays in our society and the differences the British colonies had in the early 18th century. Young scholars read assigned text which describes the historical event and complete worksheets and study questions.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 146 Downloads
Unexpected Family History
The history of the northern states' involvement in the slave trade is not widely known. This resource uses the PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade, and the nonfiction book, Children of the New England Slave Trade, to examine this aspect of slavery in the US.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
George Washington Stood Here… On the Issue of Slavery
High schoolers research George Washington's stance on slavery. In this slavery lesson plan, students examine primary documents that reveal the relationship between Washington and his slaves at Mount Vernon.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
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.
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 29 Views 109 Downloads
The Tragedy of Slavery and Its Aftermath, in Beloved: Establishing Contexts for Understanding
Students examine the history of slavery, and the evolution of the transatlantic slave trade. They watch a video on slavery, read essays, and organize and develop a 15-minute presentation on the history of slavery.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 26 Downloads