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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 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lunsford Lane: A slave in North Carolina who buys his freedom
“To break the bonds of slavery opens up at once both earth and heaven. Neither can be truly seen by us while we are slaves.” Class members read excerpts from the memoir, Narrative of Lunsford Lane, to gain understanding of the details of the life of a slave who worked in the city of Raleigh rather than as a field hand.
9th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Slavery: Acts of Resistance
Historical accounts of various events have proven to differ depending on the point of view of the person documenting the event. Learners read and analyze two first person accounts of acts of slave resistance seen at a southern plantation. They view the film Doing As They Can, read a text composed by Frederick Douglass, and then compare his version of the uprising to that of two different slaves.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 33 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
Reliving History through Slave Narratives
Helpful for an American literature or history unit, this lesson prompts middle schoolers to examine slavery in the United States. They read slave narratives that were part of the Federal Writers' Project and then conduct their own research on slavery in the nation.
5th - 9th Social Studies & History 22 Views 429 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 Atlantic System and Africa 1550-1800
The Atlantic slave trade is thoroughly depicted and explained here, in terms of economics and pre-colonization. Plantation life, eighteenth century technology, economics of the time, and dealings with Africa are all covered. Note: Each slide contains a lot of information, several class periods will be needed.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 33 Downloads
Many Passages: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Brookes
Examine three perspectives of the slave trade - captain, sailor, and captive - through this collaborative analysis activity. Small groups study one perspective with a primary source to analyze. They discern what is a historical fact and what is an inference, recording their findings in a graphic organizer.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 66 Downloads
These historical scenarios are designed to aid the class understand how slaves resisted their masters. They are presented with six scenarios which they then respond to by describing how they would resisted slavery in each situation. This could be a great discussion starter.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 26 Downloads
Slave Lifeon George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plantation
Eleventh graders investigate slave life on the Mount Vernon Plantation. In this slavery lesson, 11th graders examine photographs of and documents about George Washington's home as they participate in classroom station activities. Students design brochures about slave life on the plantation.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
Imagine what it was like to be a slave in the United States in 1845. Eighth graders are given an opportunity to experience life from the point of view of Frederick Douglass as they read and discuss an annotated passage from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself.
7th - 9th Language Arts 188 Views 287 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Underground Railroad: Three Perspectives
Students use the map of The Underground Railroad on the slaveryinamerica.org web site and assume the role(s) of three different participants in the Underground Railroad: a runaway slave, a slave catcher, and an Underground Railroad station conductor.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 44 Views 132 Downloads
Slave narratives: A genre study
Excerpts from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs and from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass provide learners with an opportunity to study the genre of slave narratives.Class members look for common elements and theorize about why certain elements are included.
9th - 10th Language Arts 18 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Perspective on the Slave Narrative
High schoolers examine narratives of two slaves: iam W. Brown and Frederick Douglas. They produce an essay explaining how Brown's narrative challenged the prejudices of readers in his own time and how it challenges prejudices today.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 10 Downloads
Writing in First Person about the Atlantic Slave Trade Lesson Plan
Students investigate the Atlantic slave trade. In this slavery lesson plan, students watch "Slavery, Society, and Apartheid," as well as "Slave Ship." Students discuss the information presented in the videos, especially St. John's Revolt. Students write creative pieces from the perspectives of those involved in the revolt.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 20 Views 72 Downloads
Kensington Mansion: Plantation, Sharecroppers, Tenants
Eleventh graders investigate the significance of the Kensington Mansion. In this South Carolina history lesson, 11th graders take field trips to the mansion and research primary and secondary sources about plantations, sharecropping, and tenant farming.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Primary Source Adventures: Runaway Slaves Lesson Plan
Fourth graders examine social changes in Texas during last half of ninteenth century relating to the institution of slavery. They brainstorm methods that unhappy slaves may have used to avoid obeying their masters, and read and discuss both an Olmsted excerpt on runaway slaves and the Green Cumby slave narrative.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Reliving History Through Slave Narratives
Students read slave narratives and retell the stories to the class, identifying sensory details. In this slavery instructional activity, students discuss the importance of sensory details, then read the slave narratives looking for specific examples.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 17 Downloads
African Slaves in Haiti
Sixth graders examine how Africans were treated in the Caribbean and Haiti after reading about the Atlantic Slave Trade. From a multicultural information passage, they complete a time line on Toussiant L-Ouverture and write an obituary.
6th Social Studies & History 7 Views 26 Downloads