Colonial America Slavery Teacher Resources
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American Life in the 17th Century: 1607-1692
What was American life like during the 1600s? Help your class discover facts about the unhealthy conditions at Chesapeake Bay, the tobacco economy, Bacon's Rebellion, colonial slavery, the Salem Witch Trials, and colonial life. Slides are text-driven and void of photos, but provide good information.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 20 Downloads
Taking Up Arms and the Challenge of Slavery in the Revolutionary Era
Learners 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
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 13 Views 55 Downloads
Slavery and the American Founding
Students examine slavery in the revolutionary and colonial eras of the United States. In this slavery lesson, students investigate the presence of slavery in early America, the language of the Constitution, and intent of the founding fathers regarding slavery.
9th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 49 Downloads
Letters of Freedom-Letters of Bondage; Creating a Tableaux Timeline of Slavery In Colonial America
Fifth graders view and discuss images of slavery. They discuss what "freedom" means to them. They imagine they are historians and have just uncovered journal entries. One is missing, and students write an entry for the missing day. They write a persuasive letter supporting the end of slavery in America.
5th Language Arts 7 Views 25 Downloads
Slavery: No Freedom, No Rights
How do statements made by well-known early American leaders, as well as provisions in the founding documents of the United States hold up to the practice of slavery? Here is a resource that includes reading materials, worksheets, and activities that will offer your learners an overview of slavery until the Civil War.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 28 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How Did Jazz Music During the 1920’s Reflect a Change of Culture for America?
Music and culture are intimately linked. Ask your learners to find connections between jazz and the culture of the 1920s though a jigsaw activity and writing assignment. All pupils read one of three articles and get together in mixed groups to create posters that represent the similarities and differences between the articles.
6th - 8th Language Arts 149 Views 183 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Colonies in the Americas
Compare and contrast the goals, types of government, interactions with Native Americans, and other important features of the Spanish, British, and French colonies in the Americas with this graphic organizer.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 21 Views 149 Downloads
Coming to America: A Look at Colonization in the 1600s
Students analyze the European colonization of America. In this colonial America lesson, students use provided Internet resources to research colonization and representative government. Students use their finding to create webpages, videos, or newsletters.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 27 Downloads
Time Marches On
Young scholars 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. Young scholars 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 Living Museum: George Washington, the Slave Owner
Eighth graders bring early America to life. In this George Washington activity, 8th graders listen to a lecture about the first president, explore the relationships he had with his slaves, and research the backgrounds of some of his slaves.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 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
The Economienda System
Explore the Economienda System common in Latin America during the 1700s. The class will read the included text, answer 3 critical-thinking questions, and fill out a pie chart showing the demographics of the time. They will learn about how each group: Spanish, Creole, Mestizo, Native Indian, and Slave were placed in the Latin American class system.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 7 Views 86 Downloads
Colonial Living: A Look at the Arts, Crafts, History, and Literature of Early Americans
Sixth graders examine the different aspects of life in Colonial America. At home, they make traditional colonial recipes to share with the class. In groups, they read a book about the purpose and act of quilting and create their own quilt using fabric squares.
6th Language Arts 8 Views 25 Downloads
Fourth graders complete a unit of lessons on Colonial life during the American Revolution. They conduct Internet research, create a Colonial flag, develop a quilt square for a Colonial story, and simulate the dress and job of a Colonial tradesman.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Voices of Slavery
Fourth graders recognize and can describe the settlers of Early America. In this American colonies lesson, 4th graders research using primary and secondary sources, Native Americans, Europeans, and African Americans role in the colonies. Students will keep journals of the readings and compare and contrast information.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 25 Downloads
The Restoration Colonies
Explore the earliest American cities in this presentation, which details the demographics, geography, and characteristics of New York, Pennsylvania, and the Carolinas, among others. These slides help to fill in the gap between the landing of the Mayflower and the American Revolution.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 12 Views 41 Downloads