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Use the power of primary sources to help young historians understand the conditions Africans endured while being shipped during the slave trade. After reading an excerpt from Eyewitness Accounts of Slavery in the Danish West Indies, learners create a semantic map showing the various challenges of this experience. Consider pairing this excerpt with several other primary source documents for an even more authentic study.
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.
Students examine the institution of slavery in the United States. In this slavery lesson plan, 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.
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 into deeper research. Historians outline the role women and geography played in Africa's development over time, and describe the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade as a turning point in world history. Consider using as a reading companion.
Students discuss general information about the Atlantic slave trade. They review facts about the St. John revolt and brainstorm individuals and groups involved in the rebellion. Students write personal accounts from the point of view of one person involved in the revolt.