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Students study the trans-Atlantic Slave trade. In this slave trade lesson, students study the Constitutional Convention Notes and the impact on United States slavery. Students research the slave trade database and other primary sources to complete the evidence worksheets. Students write about the topic using the given prompt.
In this Slave Trade Day worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, matching phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice, unscramble the words, sequencing, unscramble the sentences, write questions, take a survey, and writing. Students complete 12 activities for Slave Trade Day.
Learners investigate the Atlantic slave trade. In this slavery lesson, students watch "Slavery, Society, and Apartheid," as well as "Slave Ship." Learners 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.
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. Two of the three documents, however, don't provide much information, especially pertaining to facts (one is simply an image). Consider providing more detailed sources.
Learners study the plight of slaves in the United States. In this abolition movements lesson, students discover information about the transatlantic slave trade and the plantation agriculture of America. Learners read selected primary sources depicting the reality of slaves. Students share their impressions of slavery with their classmates prior to listening to a lecture about abolition movements.