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The Role of African Slaves on South Carolina Rice Plantations
Fourth graders investigate the role of African American slaves in rice plantations. In this slave life instructional activity, 4th graders discuss the products produced in the 13 colonies. Students discuss the importance of rice to South Carolina's economy.
4th Language Arts 4 Views 12 Downloads
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 13 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 16 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Slave Culture during the Age of Jackson
Young scholars consider slave culture during the time of Andrew Jackson. In this lesson on slavery, students watch a PowerPoint presentation, take notes, then analyze an extensive list of primary sources in order to understand what and how slave culture and was communicated and preserved.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 4 Views 17 Downloads
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Essay Questions
In this literature activity, learners respond to 31 short answer and essay questions about Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 6 Views 27 Downloads
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
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
Writing in First Person about the Atlantic Slave Trade Lesson Plan
Students investigate the Atlantic slave trade. In this slavery lesson, 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 15 Views 67 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
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 5 Views 13 Downloads
Sing Out Loud: The Slave Spirituals Historical and Cultural Implications during Reconstruction
Students identify, summarize and present facts about cultural, educational and political inequalities of Reconstruction, explain hidden codes of slave spirituals and their importance in slaves' communication, and create poetry based on feelings.
7th - 9th Language Arts 5 Views 55 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
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 6 Views 25 Downloads
Reliving History Through Slave Narratives
Learners 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