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Students investigate the trade routes and investigate goods and services were transported along each route. Given a primary source document, that represents a personal story related to the triangle trade, they discuss given questions.
Students determine that thriving African cultures engaged in international trade and exploration before the emergence of European civilization. The study ancient Ghana, its geographic locale, the diversity therein to include its people, their lifestyles, languages, and customs.
Students examine the institution of slavery in the United States. In this slavery lesson, students watch "Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North," and discuss reparations legislation in the United States. Students debate reparations legislation and write position papers on the topic.
Learners explore local history and relate to National Events. In this primary documents lesson,students explore eyewitness accounts of events at special moments in American history. Learners recognize symbols of our country. Students explore the slave trade and answer guided questions.
Students engage in a role-playing situation to illustrate the kinds of compromised that were made a teh Constitutional Convention. They write three short 1-2 paragraph arguments and then present their arguments to the class at the appropriate time during a debate.
Students study the state of the world before the slave trade. They explain the geography and economics of the slave trade. They explore primary sources and how historians use these sources to create historical interpretations.
Students investigate the life and education of current conductor, composer, and jazz musician Thara Memory in this 50-minute instructional activity introducing a two day unit. A video of Thara is included.
Sixth graders examine how Africans were treated in the Caribbean and Haiti after reading about the Atlantic Slave Trade. From a multicultural information passage, they complete a time line on Toussiant L-Ouverture and write an obituary.
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. The group continues to examine a chart depicting voyage data, and answers analysis questions. Conclude with a class discussion or a writing assignment (prompts and sources included).
Students use a primary source to investigate plantation life from a slave's perspective. This first-hand account of a slave's experience should foster discussions about the slave trade and abolitionist movement within the United States in the 1800s.
High schoolers examine the history of slavery, and the evolution of the transatlantic slave trade. They watch a video on slavery, read essays, and organize and develop a 15-minute presentation on the history of slavery.
Students research the Gullah people and their impact on South Carolina. In this South Carolina history lesson, students study, locate, and color the region of Africa the Gullah people came from. Students listen to Gullah music and watch Gullah stories on video. Students study sweet grass baskets and fish nets. Students write their own folktale and make peanut butter beane cookies.
Students explore the culture of Liverpool. In this World History instructional activity, students research a variety of events and activities in Liverpool, then they work in groups to prepare a class presentation to share their findings.
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. Candomble, Capoeira, dance and instruments are all described in terms of the two cultures.
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.
Learners examine the status of free blacks in Illinois and slavery in the U.S. They read and analyze primary source documents, answer and discuss questions, participate in a group discussion, and present the group's findings to the class.
For this writing prompt worksheet, students learn that June 19th marks the date of Juneteenth, the abolition of slavery in Texas. Students write why it was important for African Americans to have equal rights.
Learners develop a list of images of President Abraham Lincoln: for example, self-taught youth, great debater, advocate of abolition of slavery and assassinated hero. They must determine if these images of Lincoln stand up under scrutiny.
In this African history study guide worksheet, young scholars read a brief overview pertaining to the history of Africa from 1500 to the present and fill in the blanks with the appropriate words. Students also respond to 18 short answer questions regarding the topic.
Students explore the economic factors surrounding slavery in the United States, such as the Triangle Trade. In this American History lesson, students analyze primary sources such as narrative accounts and pictures, to gather information about the Middle Passage and the slave trade in the United States.