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Streams of Time Lesson Plan: Visually Organizing the History of the Atlantic Slave Trade
Middle schoolers 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Slavery Quilt
Middle schoolers analyze the effects of the slave trade on the New World and African culture. They comprehend the role of the Middle Passage in the slave trade. Pupils evaluate the violation of human rights as seen in the African slave trade.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Legacies of the Middle Passage
Students research the Atlantic slave trade during the 18th century. In this slave trade lesson, students read a narrative about colonial expansion in the Americas and the rise of slavery in the United States. Students write down what they know about the Atlantic slave trade in the 18th Century and answer questions in the form of an essay, narrative, or a journal entry.
6th - 7th Language Arts 3 Views 25 Downloads
How Slavery Changed Attitudes and Cultures
Students study the impact of the Transatlantic slave trade. In this slavery lesson, students read activity and artifact materials to determine how the slave trade impacted carnival and racist attitudes that still exist.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 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 11 Views 72 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 28 Views 204 Downloads
This lesson has it all, primary source documents, an interactive trade game, clear teacher background information, and sailing to the West Indies chance cards. You will play, trade, and live out the experiences of early colonists in order to foster an understanding of triangular trade and English trade regulation occurring during the American Revolution.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 80 Views 764 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
The Voices of Slavery
Fourth graders recognize and can describe the settlers of Early America. In this American colonies lesson plan, 4th graders research using primary and secondary sources, Native Americans, Europeans, and African Americans role in the colonies.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 24 Downloads
Slavery, Society, and Apartheid
Young scholars examine the St. John slave revolt of 1733. In this slavery and apartheid lesson, students view the DVD "Slavery, Society, and Apartheid." Young scholars respond to discussion questions regarding the content of the DVD which features the triangular trade route and the St.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 39 Downloads
Examining the Middle Passage
Students examine the conditions and treatment of slaves on ships. Using documents, they role-play different scenerios, African Americans would have faced on the Amistad. They write letters or create a poster showing their hardships.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 23 Downloads
Unit: Washington and his Slaves: The Impact of Williamsburg on George Washington
There are a number of factors that may have influenced George Washington's decision to free his slaves upon his death. This resource invites class members to consider the extent to which his time spent in Williamsburg contributed to this choice.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads