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Student examine the elements of literature. For this literature lesson, pupils follow the provided procedures to review the novel Copper Sun by Sharon Draper.
Learners identify and interpret how the slave trade was managed in the Southern colonies by experiencing a slave auction. They also develop empathy for Africans kidnapped and brought to Northern America. Finally, students construct maps of colonization and exploration to explain European influence in North America.
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 music worksheet, students investigate the history of music and the musical style of the Caribbean islands. Students read a 1 page information sheet about the region and its music. Students answer 8 questions.
For this Caribbean music worksheet, 8th graders read about the cultural background of the Caribbean nations and about the characteristics of the music. They examine call and response, ostinato, and syncopated rhythms. They answer 8 questions based on the reading.
Fifth graders create a board game that tests questions on the Europeans, American Indians, and Africans based on the reading they do on their cultures. In this culture lesson plan, 5th graders read about labor force, colonies, regions, and more in a jigsaw format.
Students investigate the culture of Cuba as sung through the music. They listen to the music in order to create a context for class discussion about hispanic popular culture and its influences.
Students examine how human migration started in Africa, and draw maps of Africa and place the names of the countries and capitals on the maps. They write essays on how Africans came to America.
Students explore about the British ban on slave trading and compare it to high profile campaigns today. They discuss what motivates people to behave in this way? What do students want to change, and how would they go about doing this?
Students read an article on the British Empire.  In this ESL lesson plan, students explore the British Empire from the 1600's, then work in small groups to complete several activities that reinforce the information learned in the reading. 
Eleventh graders explore the Civil Rights movement as a culmination of history and cultural perspectives developed from the Slave Trade and Reconstruction. They identify leading persons and organizations and their personal philosophy to gaining civil rights.
Students read a narrative on the domestic slave trade and use the data presented in the article to chart several demographic trends for Louisiana. They compare this information to the rest of the US slave demographics for the period.
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.
Students share their feelings about the enslavement of Africans as they write journal entries discussing their role play activity.
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 slave trade.
In this rice and the slave trade in 1790 and 1850 worksheet, students answer short answer questions about rice and the slave trade in 1790 and 1850. Students answer 11 questions.
For this slave trade worksheet, learners list the feelings of a slave and slave trader at various times during the slave trade transport process.
In this slavery worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and multiple choice questions regarding the slave trade that was part of the triangular trade network.
Provide your class with a look of the scope and context of the African Slave Trade. Graphic images of lynchings, injuries from whippings, and slave auctions will leave viewers agape with horror and ready to discuss the question on the final slide: "Does slavery exist anywhere in the world today?"
Students identify and map the phases of the slave trade, the locations of colonies and communities settled by African slaves, and the impact the individuals have had on the area.

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