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- Anne M.
- Richmond, VA
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Students develop a memorial to the slave who endured the Middle Passage. In this slavery memorial lesson, student culminate a unit of study about slavery by creating a memorial for Africans who traveled the Middle Passage to slavery. They develop an inscription for a plaque that tells about the Middle Passage, the economic factors that contributed to slavery and describes the terrible conditions on the ships.
In this geography worksheet, learners complete 2 graphic organizers by noting how 4 situations led to development of the Atlantic slave trade and noting 4 consequences of the Atlantic slave trade. Students also write a descriptive paragraph utilizing 2 related vocabulary terms.
Brazilian music, culture, and religion have been heavily influenced by African's who were brought to South America during the time of slave trading. This presentation covers the blending of two cultures which resulted in Afro-Brazilian music, religion, and dance. Candomble, Capoeira, dance and instruments are all described in terms of the two cultures.
Students examine the St. John slave revolt of 1733. In this slavery and apartheid lesson, students view the DVD "Slavery, Society, and Apartheid." Students respond to discussion questions regarding the content of the DVD which features the triangular trade route and the St. John slave revolt.
There are a number of factors that may have influenced George Washington's decision to free his slaves upon his death. This resource invites class members to consider the extent to which his time spent in Williamsburg contributed to this choice. There, he witnessed the horror of slave auctions that separated families. Using readings, videos, and a series of questions, young historians attempt to determine the impact of these experiences on Washington. There is no formal assessment or culminating project.
Fourth graders recognize and can describe the settlers of Early America. In this American colonies instructional activity, 4th graders research using primary and secondary sources, Native Americans, Europeans, and African Americans role in the colonies. Students will keep journals of the readings and compare and contrast information. Students will create T-Charts for presentation.
Students explore local history and relate to National Events. In this primary documents lesson,students explore eyewitness accounts of events at special moments in American history. Students recognize symbols of our country. Students explore the slave trade and answer guided questions.
Students determine that thriving African cultures engaged in international trade and exploration before the emergence of European civilization. The study ancient Ghana, its geographic locale, the diversity therein to include its people, their lifestyles, languages, and customs.
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 reparations legislation and write position papers on the topic.
This unit is an introduction to the U.S. Constitution. First, 8th graders read the Articles of Confederation. They pretend to be a visitor to the convention and write a journal describing the compromises that "save the day." Next, they research how the concepts of representative democracy work within the framework of our government as outlined in the Constitution.