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Abolition and the Underground Railroad in Essex County
Fifth graders investigate the end of slavery and the hidden paths slaves used to travel. For this U.S. history lesson, 5th graders examine the travel routes slaves used in Essex County known as the Underground Railroad. Students write a fictitious letter to a former slave, Cato Freeman, and discuss the pros and cons of helping a slave during those volatile years.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 13 Downloads
The Triangular Trade
In this triangular trade instructional activity, students read a 3-paragraph description of the triangular slave trade. Students then cut out 3 pictures and 3 text boxes and paste them in the appropriate places in the graphic organizer to show what was traded by whom.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 15 Views 100 Downloads
Images of Slavery
Middle schoolers analyze the ways slavery shaped social and economic life in the South after 1800, methods of passive and active resistance to slavery; escaped slaves and the Underground Railroad, and the ending of the Atlantic slave trade.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
RUNAWAY JOURNEYS MIGRATION
High schoolers analyze the influences on urban life in the early and late 19th century, different economic, cultural, and social characteristics of slavery after 1800, the rise of racial hostility, and the ending of the Atlantic slave trade.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
A Nation of Nations Lesson Plan: Charting African Ethnicities in America
Students read a portion of the narrative, The Transatlantic Slave Trade, to explain the ethnic origins of enslaved Africans brought to the US. They create charts and bar graphs comparing ethnicities in the lowlands and tidewater regions.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Writing Exercise: African Civilizations I
Combine subjects with a cross-curricular writing exercise. Although limited as an engaging or interactive activity, this African Civilizations worksheet has learners responding to 3 clear and simple prompts, each of which can easily lead into deeper research.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 45 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 23 Downloads
Get On Board
Eighth graders view a documentary highlighting the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad. They are given the worksheet called Timeline Dates, 8th graders use the dates to construct a timeline. Pupils research a person from the abolitionist movement, they create a poster highlighting the person.
8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 29 Downloads
Get On Board: Underground Railroad
Eighth graders research the Underground Railroad. In this Civil Freedoms lesson, 8th graders view a documentary, research a historical person, and write a position paper. This is an 5 day lesson which includes differentiated instruction, extensions, and interdisciplinary connections.
8th Social Studies & History 26 Views 61 Downloads
Underground Railroad- People Get Ready...There's a Train a Comin'
Students learn about the Underground Railroad. In this Civil War and slavery lesson, students discuss how successful slaves would be moving around at night, learn the secret vocabulary used for escape routes and review background about the Civil War and slavery.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 16 Views 97 Downloads
Triangular Trade and Its Effects
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.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 181 Downloads
Middle Passage: a Journey of Endurance
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.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 9 Views 39 Downloads
What's It All have to Do with Me?
Students 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. Students recognize symbols of our country. Students explore the slave trade and answer guided questions.
1st - 4th Social Studies & History 5 Views 41 Downloads
West Indies and The Caribbean: Sugar & Slavery
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.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 44 Downloads