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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
Database Scavenger Hunt
Students create a database to show information about events in history. For this database lesson, students create and analyze information on the slave trade. Students answer questions based on the information collected.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 30 Downloads
The African Slave Trade
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?
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 10 Views 33 Downloads
SLAVE TRADING AND SMALL TOWNS
Students research the ways slavery shaped social and economic life in the South after 1800, the different economic, cultural, and social characteristics of slavery after 1800, and how the Atlantic slave trade finally ended.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Streams of Time Lesson Plan: Visually Organizing the History of the Atlantic Slave Trade
Middle schoolers, after reading the Transatllantic Slave Trade, create a color coded triple-timeline to help them explain the chronological streams that flow through the essay.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
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 19 Views 195 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 8 Views 66 Downloads
Slavery in Connecticut 1640-1848
Sixth graders explore ways to tie Afro-American history into the study of Connecticut. They compare Blacks in Connecticut with the different situations of Blacks in other parts of America. They study the period from 1848 to the present.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Compromise is the Key
Sixth graders perform research about the following: The first framework of U.S. government, the Articles of Confederation, led to problems because the central government was not given enough power. Can a group of resourceful politicians find a way to please everyone and still plan an efficient government?
6th Social Studies & History 4 Views 24 Downloads
The Age of Early European Explorations & Conquests
Your students' world will literally take shape in this presentation, which chronicles the growing edges of the (flat) earth during European Exploration of New Worlds. Dias, da Gama, Magellean, and Columbus are key players in this game of navigational chess, and students will be interested to see where each piece lands.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 36 Views 235 Downloads
Writing Exercises: African Civilizations II
Reading and writing often go together. After reading a material related to the great civilizations of ancient Africa use this learning exercise to solidify students comprehension. There are 3 short answer questions related to Islam in Africa, the importance of African trade routes, and the African Kingdoms.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 5 Views 49 Downloads
Jeopardy: History Review
Wow, chapter one must be really long! The history review game that your class is about to play covers concepts that range from the Enlightenment and the Crusades, to the Conquistadors and the slave trade. There is a lot of information here, which makes this a great Jeopardy style review tool.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 4 Views 27 Downloads