Colonial America Slavery Teacher Resources
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The Living Museum: George Washington, the Slave Owner
Eighth graders bring early America to life. In this George Washington instructional activity, 8th graders listen to a lecture about the first president, explore the relationships he had with his slaves, and research the backgrounds of...
8th Social Studies & History
Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Slavery During the Colonial Period
Students read and interpret an eighteenth-century document make inferences about the nature and characteristics of slavery, communicate findings via annotated diagrams, & develop a comprehensive picture of picture of slavery in...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
6th English Language Arts
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...
7th English Language Arts
"My First Wishes To See . . . Slavery in this Country . . .Abolished by Slow, Sure, and Imperceptible Degrees."
Students examine excerpts from letters and documents George Washington wrote. They determine and discuss his position regarding slavery and write an analysis of Washington's attitudes regarding slavery through a given perspective.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Everyday Life in Colonial Times
Young scholars use the perspective of various individuals in Colonial times. They research the daily activities they would experience if they were that individual and produce a first-person narrative to share with the rest of the class,...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History
The Founding of America & Ben Franklin - Founding Fathers: The Immoral Institution of Slavery
Eleventh graders take a closer look at the institution of slavery. In this colonial America lesson, 11th graders watch 2 videos that feature the founding fathers' stance on slavery. Students research how selected founding fathers tried...
11th Social Studies & History
Democracy in Early America: Servitude and the Treatment of Native Americans and Africans Prior to 1740
Ninth graders demonstrate an understanding of how the explorers treated Native Americans during their conquests. In this World History lesson, 9th graders read and evaluate primary source documents. Students create a museum exhibit on...
9th Social Studies & History
Understanding Work in Colonial Carolina
What was it like to live as an indentured servant or an apprentice in colonial Carolina? As part of a series of lessons focusing on the history of North Carolina, class members use a digital history textbook to examine primary and...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Jamestown Settlement - Overcoming Hardship and Conflict
Students reflect on the hardships of the settlers and how they overcame them to build Jamestown. In this United States History lesson plan, students work in small groups to analyze historical documents from the colonist's time frame...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Dark Voices From Unmarked Graves
Students read The Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa. They view video from Roots by Alex Haley on the capture of Kunta Kinte and reenact household slavery as practiced by the Igbo people. The make a list of major differences...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Frederick Douglass: If There Is No Stuggle, There Is No Progress
Students explore Frederick Douglass's method of resisting slavery. In this Frederick Douglas lesson, students read a speech given by Douglas regarding his theories of resistance. Students discuss the speech and then write their own...
7th - 12th English Language Arts