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Slavery: How did the Abolition Acts Affect the Slave Trade?
Students investigate the abolition of slavery by examining historical documents. In this U.S. history lesson plan, students view photographs of East African residents who were forced into slavery. Students write about the information...
4th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Young historians discover how slaves brought to America were active in their resistance to their enslavement, and work to dispel the typical stereotype of slaves as docile and passive peoples through discussion, notes, and a role-playing...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
George Moses Horton
Young historians read and discuss the work of professional poet George Moses Horton, whose writings convey the complexity and trials of the slave experience in North Carolina. Class members also prepare dramatic presentations of Horton's...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring the Triangle Trade and The Middle Passage
Students explore the economic factors surrounding slavery in the United States, such as the Triangle Trade. In this American History lesson, students analyze primary sources such as narrative accounts and pictures, to gather information...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Abolishing Slavery In America
Students discover details about abolition. In this slavery lesson plan, students watch Abolishing Slavery in America and then conduct further research about the events that took place on the Zong and Amistad. Students write essays that...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Washington and his Slaves: The Impact of Williamsburg on George Washington
Students investigate slavery in colonial Williamsburg. In this early American history lesson, students watch video clips and read materials about life in Williamsburg. Students then read An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY BEFORE EMANCIPATION
Explore poetry written by African-Americans before emancipation. 8th graders create collages, and explain why they chose specific stanzas. They display the collages on the class bulletin board that demonstrate an understanding of the...
8th Social Studies & History
Slavery, Society, and Apartheid
Learners examine the St. John slave revolt of 1733. In this slavery and apartheid lesson, students view the DVD "Slavery, Society, and Apartheid." Learners respond to discussion questions regarding the content of the DVD which features...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Unit: Washington and his Slaves: The Impact of Williamsburg on George Washington
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...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
The Right to Workers in United States
"There are more people in slavery now that at any other time in human history." To raise awareness and understanding of modern-day slavery, class groups research the various forms of slavery, including human trafficking, read and reflect...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
After reading excerpts from Frederick Douglass' autobiography, your pupils will draw on what they've learned about the cruelty of slavery in order to write and present an anti-slavery speech or editorial.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
In an engaging activity on universal and unalienable rights, learners work in groups to establish a democratic nation and determine what principles they want to protect to ensure a democratic society. They conduct a "rights auction" in...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Exercise: African Civilizations I
Combine subjects with a cross-curricular writing exercise. Although limited as an engaging or interactive activity, this African Civilizations worksheet has learners responding to 3 clear and simple prompts, each of which can easily lead...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History