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New Review The Voyage of Slaves in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Use best-teaching practices to discuss the practices and implications of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Here you'll find a detailed lesson plan involving a variety of collaborative and engaging components, including image analysis, group reading and discussion, and a final group project whereby learners contribute to a creative class mural reflecting what they have learned.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History 82 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Unexpected Family History
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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Many Passages: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Brookes
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.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 66 Downloads
Slavery and the Slave Trade
What would it have been like to have heard the debate on the issue of slavery at the Constitutional Convention of 1787? With this resource, you are given the opportunity to read through a reconstruction of speeches on the topic with your class.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 34 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The 1808 Slave Trade Abolition Deadline
Students study the trans-Atlantic Slave trade. In this slave trade lesson plan, 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.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 14 Views 37 Downloads
New Review Colonialism and American Foundations Sample Test Questions
What was the main cause of European colonization in America? How did Thomas Paine's Common Sense play a role in the establishment of the United States? What was the trans-Atlantic slave trade? These are just a few of the many questions that your learners will consider as they complete this 22-question, multiple-choice assessment on the foundations of the American nation.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 55 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Two Views of the Slave Ship Brookes
Actual ship diagrams and a table of voyage data gives young historians an authentic glimpse of on-board experiences during the Atlantic Slave Trade. The class examines a projected diagram of the slave ship Brooks, recording thoughts. Consider pair-share before the group discusses the image.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 25 Downloads
African Influences in Brazilian Music
Brazilian music, culture, and religion have been heavily influenced by African's who were brought to South America during the time of slave trading. This presentation covers the blending of two cultures which resulted in Afro-Brazilian music, religion, and dance.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Atlantic Slave Trade
The horrors of the Atlantic slave trade are covered in this presentation. Intended as an accent to a lecture, learners will see images, answer questions, and engage in an activity intended to help them understand the conditions of Middle Passage.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 10 Views 27 Downloads
The Atlantic Slave Trade
This presentation offers an overview of the Atlantic slave trade, taking care to give the subject its due diligence and explain the origins of slavery, the types of products slaves were forced to harvest, the most common importers of slaves in the Caribbean and Brazil, how Europeans acquired slaves through trading, etc.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Abolition of Slavery
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.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Writing in First Person about the Atlantic Slave Trade Lesson Plan
Students investigate the Atlantic slave trade. In this slavery lesson plan, 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 20 Views 72 Downloads
Stowage of the British slave ship Brookes under the Regulated Slave Trade Act of 1788
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students analyze the diagram of regulated slave trade cargo. Students respond to 2 short answer questions about the diagram.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 45 Downloads
New Review “The Door of No Return”: An Introduction to the African Slave Trade
Learners view a PowerPoint presentation and write about the experience of a fictional captured slave in their introduction to the African slave trade.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 23 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Finding Historical Evidence: David Brion Davis
Students study the Tran-Atlantic Slave Trade and learn to evaluate historical arguments. In this slave trade lesson plan, students read about the Atlantic Slave System. Students take notes on slave trade and make a timeline for the information.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 17 Downloads
The Countries of Slave Trade
Learners create graphs, routes, and write an essay based on their research of the slave trade. For this slave trade lesson plan, students research the Middle Passage and how slave trade happened in the United States.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 23 Views 87 Downloads
Excerpt from Eyewitness Accounts of Slavery in the Danish West Indies"
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 66 Downloads
The African Slave Trade: From West Africa to South Carolina and Beyond
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.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
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, 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.
4th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 75 Downloads