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Colonial New York Slave Codes: Law and Order
Build a historical perspective from four different points of view. Young historians take on the role of a slave-owning white person, non-slave owning white person, slave, or free African-American person and imagine what life would be like based on their reading.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 6 Views 12 Downloads
New Review Plessy v. Ferguson & the Roots of Segregation
How far in the past do the roots of Jim Crow and segregation extend? Your young historians will closely consider this question using detailed PowerPoint slides as a basis for discussion rather than lecture, and culminating in an activity where class members create an exhibit for a museum on segregation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Colonial New York Slave Codes: Pedro's Walk
Look critically at the slave laws instated in Colonial New York. Your class examines primary source documents, slave laws, a narrative account from a slave's perspective, and Slave Codes. They write diary or journal entries in response to the codes from the perspective of either a slave or a slave owner.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Eighteenth-Century Slave Codes
Students explore slavery by reviewing the written laws intended to keep African Americans subservient. In this U.S. slavery lesson plan, students analyze a time-line of the history of African Americans. Students 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 31 Views 87 Downloads
Which Bad Was Worse?
Fifth graders utilize the slave code documentation to comprehend the similarities and differences of the lives of slaves during slavery. They compare and contrast the life of a northern slave to a southern slave, and describe laws relating to slaves.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
History Review: Slavery in America
Test, quiz, or just remind your class on what they know about slavery during the 1800s. They'll answer nine questions regarding slave codes, plantation crops, and the Underground Railroad. The presentation is formated as a Hollywood Squares-style game.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Using Primary Sources in the Classroom: Slavery Unit Lesson 1: Slave Code of 1833
Students explore the concept of slavery. In this primary research lesson, students read the Alabama Slave Code of 1833 and discuss its implications. Students also examine emancipation-related documents and respond to questions regarding the documents.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 20 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 75 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Effects of the Stono Rebellion
Fourth graders learn about a slavery rebellion. In this slavery lesson, 4th graders work in groups to review different non-violent ways enslaved Africans protested slavery. Students learn about the Stono Rebellion, read a letter detailing the accounts of the rebellion, and review the new slave codes.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Slavery: Past, Present and Future
Sixth graders explore the history of racism by analyzing legal documents. For this slavery lesson, 6th graders collaborate in small groups to read the Alabama Slavery Codes from the 1800's and discuss their relevance to today's society. Students utilize the web to research slavery further and complete a worksheet.
6th Social Studies & History 7 Views 15 Downloads
A Nation Divided
Eleventh graders complete a unit of lessons on the U.S. Civil War. They write journal entries, watch and discuss a video, read and discuss articles and books, conduct a debate, write essays, and write a song based on slave treatment or Civil War heroes.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
Colonial North America
Showcase the religion, conflicts, daily life, and politics of Colonial North America. A very well-done presentation highlights all the major colonial groups, social norms, demographics, and political struggles of the time. Perfect for an independent work station, and great for note taking or for added interest during lecture.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 88 Views 150 Downloads
"An Eye For An Eye, A Tooth For A Tooth"
Sixth graders debate their reactions to two different historical documents about managing a society. In this U.S. history lesson plan, 6th graders read two articles on codes and laws from different time periods and debate their thoughts.
6th Social Studies & History 9 Views 78 Downloads
Labor Needs in Colonial America
Pupils examine the labor needs in colonial America. Using primary and secondary resources, they explore the major events and life in the United States during colonial times. They complete a chart listing the pros and cons of a slave during this time period.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 65 Downloads
Slavery in the American South
Preview or review 20 terms associated with slavery in the American South. Each slide provides a single term, name, or concept along with a simple definition. Tip: Use before a lesson on Harriet Tubman, The Underground Railroad, or the Civil War.
6th - 8th All 3 Views 3 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 21 Views 58 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 11 Views 40 Downloads
Who Wants to be a Millionaire? American History
What if your class could earn 1 Million dollars, just because they knew their American History? They can when they play this Millionaire style review game. They'll answer questions, phone their friends, and work their way through 15 question related to state history, territories, Westward Expansion, and the settlers.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 36 Downloads
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