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Students study the trans-Atlantic Slave trade. In this slave trade lesson, students study the Constitutional Convention Notes and the impact on United States slavery. Students research the slave trade database and other primary sources to complete the evidence worksheets. Students write about the topic using the given prompt.
Students create graphs, routes, and write an essay based on their research of the slave trade. In this slave trade lesson plan, students research the Middle Passage and how slave trade happened in the United States.
Students investigate the abolition of slavery by examining historical documents. In this U.S. history lesson, students view photographs of East African residents who were forced into slavery. Students write about the information they decipher in the photographs and historic court records.
Students examine the Triangle Trade Route. In this slave trade lesson, students investigate the profits brought by the goods and people traded. Students also participate in a classroom activity that requires them to replicate how slaves were treated as cargo on the trade ships.
In this Slave Trade Day worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, matching phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice, unscramble the words, sequencing, unscramble the sentences, write questions, take a survey, and writing. Students complete 12 activities for Slave Trade Day.
Students examine the slave trade. In this research skills lesson, students research the slave trade in a selected country. Students use databases to locate pertinent information in order to prepare an oral presentation.
Students investigate the Atlantic slave trade. In this slavery lesson, students watch "Slavery, Society, and Apartheid," as well as "Slave Ship." Students discuss the information presented in the videos, especially St. John's Revolt. Students write creative pieces from the perspectives of those involved in the revolt.
In this primary source analysis activity, students analyze the diagram of regulated slave trade cargo. Students respond to 2 short answer questions about the diagram.
In this language skills worksheet, learners 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.
Seventh graders investigate the slave trade. In this Middle Passage lesson, 7th graders read excerpts of ship logs from Connecticut Slave Trade ships. Students respond to the provided analysis questions based on the logs.
Examine three perspectives of the slave trade - captain, sailor, and captive - through this collaborative analysis activity. Small groups study one perspective with a primary source to analyze. They discern what is a historical fact and what is an inference, recording their findings in a graphic organizer. Two of the three documents, however, don't provide much information, especially pertaining to facts (one is simply an image). Consider providing more detailed sources.
Students map and explore a possible slave trade route. In this slave trade mapping lesson, students calculate the distance and amount of time it would take for African slaves to arrive in America.
Students study the Tran-Atlantic Slave Trade and learn to evaluate historical arguments. In this slave trade lesson, students read about the Atlantic Slave System. Students take notes on slave trade and make a timeline for the information. Students then design questions to argue against David Brion Davis' historical argument. Students design search queries based on their questions and then research the queries. Students create posters for their arguments.
The history of the northern states' involvement in the slave trade is not widely known. This resource uses the PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade, and the nonfiction book, Children of the New England Slave Trade, to examine this aspect of slavery in the US. Both works are the result of the author's accidental discovery that an ancestor, living in the North, was a slave holder. After discussing the issues raised by these texts, individuals are encourage to search their own family trees to uncover stories in their family histories.
When studying the slave trade in early American and world history, use this document to expose your learners to the abhorrent conditions that existed on slave ships. Read through two first-person accounts of the enslavement process, including capture, and the actual grueling journey on a slave ship.
In this research about slavery worksheet, students use the Internet or other sources to gather information about the abolition of slavery in America. Students answer 4 short essay questions.
Young scholars develop a memorial to the slave who endured the Middle Passage. In this slavery memorial instructional activity, 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 learning exercise, students 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.
In this slave trade activity, students complete a chart about the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings people felt during the middle passage in the slave trade.
In this online interactive triangular trade worksheet, students answer 9 multiple choice questions regarding African slave trade. Students may submit their answers to be scored.