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Writing Exercise: African Civilizations I
Combine subjects with a cross-curricular writing exercise. Although limited as an engaging or interactive activity, this African Civilizations learning exercise has learners responding to 3 clear and simple prompts, each of which can easily lead into deeper research.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 45 Downloads
The Voices of Slavery
Fourth graders recognize and can describe the settlers of Early America. In this American colonies lesson, 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.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads
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 American Civil War.
8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 41 Downloads
Middle Passage: a Journey of Endurance
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.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 9 Views 39 Downloads
Triangular Trade and Its Effects
Young scholars investigate the trade routes and investigate goods and services were transported along each route. Given a primary source document, that represents a personal story related to the triangle trade, they discuss given questions.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 179 Downloads
Compromise is the Key
Eighth graders investigate the compromises that took place at the Constitutional Convention. In this U.S. government lesson, 8th graders "visit" the convention as they research and debate the issues that arose. Students journal about the activity.
8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 66 Downloads
Learners engage in a role-playing situation to illustrate the kinds of compromised that were made a teh Constitutional Convention. They write three short 1-2 paragraph arguments and then present their arguments to the class at the appropriate time during a debate.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 80 Downloads
The U.S. Constitution: Backbone of America
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.
8th Social Studies & History 19 Views 195 Downloads
West Indies and The Caribbean: Sugar & Slavery
Students study the state of the world before the slave trade. They explain the geography and economics of the slave trade. They explore primary sources and how historians use these sources to create historical interpretations.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 41 Downloads
What's It All have to Do with Me?
Students explore local history and relate to National Events. In this primary documents instructional activity,students explore eyewitness accounts of events at special moments in American history. Students recognize symbols of our country.
1st - 4th Social Studies & History 5 Views 41 Downloads
Plantation Life in the 1840s: A Slave's Description
Learners use a primary source to investigate plantation life from a slave's perspective. This first-hand account of a slave's experience should foster discussions about the slave trade and abolitionist movement within the United States in the 1800s.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Gullah Contributions to South Carolina History
Young scholars research the Gullah people and their impact on South Carolina. In this South Carolina history lesson, students study, locate, and color the region of Africa the Gullah people came from. Young scholars listen to Gullah music and watch Gullah stories on video.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Slavery, Society, and Apartheid
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 38 Downloads
Africa 1500-present: The Big Picture
In this African history study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the history of Africa from 1500 to the present and fill in the blanks with the appropriate words. Students also respond to 18 short answer questions regarding the topic.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 21 Views 130 Downloads
Low-country Rice Planting and Cooking
Eighth graders compare the use of rice in the 1700s to the modern use of rice. For this lesson examining the importance of rice in US history, 8th graders learn about the role of rice in the early 1700s and compare the use of rice in cooking then to the modern use of rice in cooking.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
ESL Holiday Lessons: Abolition of Slavery Day
In this language skills worksheet, students read an article about Abolition of Slavery Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, 1 graphic organizer question, and 1 essay question regarding the content of the article.
7th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 43 Downloads