Slavery Teacher Resources
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Students read a narrative on the domestic slave trade and use the data presented in the article to chart several demographic trends for Louisiana. They compare this information to the rest of the US slave demographics for the period.
Students 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.
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.
Students share their feelings about the enslavement of Africans as they write journal entries discussing their role play activity.
In this rice and the slave trade in 1790 and 1850 worksheet, students answer short answer questions about rice and the slave trade in 1790 and 1850. Students answer 11 questions.
For this slave trade worksheet, learners list the feelings of a slave and slave trader at various times during the slave trade transport process.
In this slavery worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and multiple choice questions regarding the slave trade that was part of the triangular trade network.
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?"
Students identify and map the phases of the slave trade, the locations of colonies and communities settled by African slaves, and the impact the individuals have had on the area.
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.
Learners examine the historical role of religion in the slave trade. They view a narrative imbedded in this plan, then compose an essay based on what they've learned.
Students, after reading the Transatllantic Slave Trade, create a color coded triple-timeline to help them explain the chronological streams that flow through the essay.
Young scholars study about the domestic slave trade. They investigate the true account of an enslaved person and journal on that person's life. They compose a piece of writing written from a slave's perspective.
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. Fifth grade Social Studies is in the bag!
This isn't just a hand-out or a reading passage; it's more like a mini book on the history, colonization, independence, and culture of the South East Asian country of Timor. There are extensive readings and discussion questions for learners to address.
Students explore Afro-American history. They identify the commonality between African, Carolinian and Cleveland Black culture. Students explore the water cycle, oceanography, hydrology and bio-geochemical processes. They discuss the interconnected nature of Earth cycles and draw parallels between historical accounts and present day events.
This resource is rich with primary and secondary source material regarding major events in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution. While there are suggested classroom activities toward the beginning of the resource, its true value lies in the reproductions of such major historical documents as the United States Declaration of Independence, the Haitian Declaration of Independence, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Use the sentence frames in the Classroom Guide as a solid framework for considering the theme of freedom and what it means to different individuals as you review the instructional materials.
Delve into the Age of Exploration with this activity-packed resource! Complete with a pre-test, discussion questions and quiz for a 30-minute video on the period, map activities, timeline of discoveries, vocabulary, etc. this is a goldmine for ideas and activities associated with exploration in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Engage your fifth graders in a Socratic discussion on the impact European explorers had on Native American culture. Everything is outlined in a highly structured fashion, from what the teacher does, to what the student does. The lesson focuses on students reading and using the included informational text to compose an essay. Some very handy worksheets to help organize the discussion are also included. Note: While the idea of a Socratic discussion is great, the reading passage and writing expectations may be beyond some fifth graders' abilities. Graphic organizers or other scaffolding methods may be needed.
Introduce young readers to informational texts with a well-designed, ready-to-use, and Common Core-aligned unit. Young readers will learn a variety of skills while studying the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). As the first lesson in this unit, the primary focus of the lesson is learning to use the norms of class discussion as well as close reading practices. Your young readers will learn and practice strategies such as rereading, annotating, identifying key vocabulary, and summarizing. Making use of great instructional strategies, this unit is a must see! Note: The level of text complexity for this module would most likely make it appropriate for older grades as well.