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Learners 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.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 80 Downloads
Plantation Life in the 1840s: A Slave's Description
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.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Gullah Contributions to South Carolina History
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.
7th - 8th Language Arts 8 Views 17 Downloads
Liverpool Lights Up
Young scholars explore the culture of Liverpool. For this World History lesson, students research a variety of events and activities in Liverpool, then they work in groups to prepare a class presentation to share their findings.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 5 Downloads
Slavery and the Legal Status of Free Blacks
Students 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 13 Downloads
The Unfinished Lincoln Memorial
Students 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Africa 1500-present: The Big Picture
In this African history study guide worksheet, students 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.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 22 Views 131 Downloads
Slavery, Society, and Apartheid
Students examine the St. John slave revolt of 1733. In this slavery and apartheid lesson, students view the DVD "Slavery, Society, and Apartheid." Students respond to discussion questions regarding the content of the DVD which features the triangular trade route and the St.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 38 Downloads
Exploring the Triangle Trade and The Middle Passage
Students explore the economic factors surrounding slavery in the United States, such as the Triangle Trade. In this American History lesson plan, 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.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 4 Views 34 Downloads
Low-country Rice Planting and Cooking
Eighth graders compare the use of rice in the 1700s to the modern use of rice. In this lesson examining the importance of rice in US history, 8th graders learn about the role of rice in the early 1700s and compare the use of rice in cooking then to the modern use of rice in cooking.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 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
Stealing Freedom: The Life of a Slave
Students consider Slavery in the Civil War. In this lesson on slavery, students explore and analyze primary source documents in order to gain background information prior to reading Stealing Freedom. Students will view a slide-show and discuss the life of a slave.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 7 Views 17 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
RELIGION AND THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE
Students examine the political and religious factors that influenced English, Spanish, French, and Dutch colonization of the Americas, and the economic characteristics of the early Spanish and Portuguese empires in the Americas.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads