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The African Slave Trade: From West Africa to South Carolina and Beyond
Eighth graders explore the African slave trade. They identify the principal figures practicing the African slave trades at three locations. Students draw the physical routes of the slave trade on a map and they list the reasons for the...
8th Social Studies & History
The History and Legacy of U.S. Slavery
Students examine the institution of slavery in the United States. In this slavery lesson, students watch "Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North," and discuss reparations legislation in the United States. Students debate...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Streams of Time Lesson Plan: Visually Organizing the History of the Atlantic Slave Trade
Students read, The Transatlantic Slave Trade, and then in teams, focus on one section of the essay. They write down key events and dates, with a brief description of each, and organize it chronologically onto a timeline.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Primary Source Worksheet: Excerpt of Senate Bill Proposing an End to the Slave Trade
To sign or not to sign? That is the question facing readers of the 1807 bill proposing an end to the slave trade. After a close reading of excerpts from the bill, readers are asked to advise Thomas Jefferson either to sign or reject the...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
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...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Legacies of the Middle Passage
Young scholars research the Atlantic slave trade during the 18th century. For this slave trade lesson, students read a narrative about colonial expansion in the Americas and the rise of slavery in the United States. Young scholars write...
6th - 7th English Language Arts
Western Civilizations, Chapter 17: Enlightenment
Use primary sources to authenticate your historians' experience of western civilizations! This documents-analysis tool is one of many learning strategies included in this online resource, which covers ancient to modern history. This...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History