Slave Plantations Teacher Resources
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The Voyage of Slaves in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
5th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Use best-teaching practices to discuss the practices and implications of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Here you'll find a detailed lesson plan involving a variety of collaborative and engaging components, including image analysis,...
Southern Society during the Civil War: Plantation Society
4th - 6th
Students investigate life on Southern plantation during the Civil War era. In this plantation lesson, students research the life of wealthy, white families on Southern plantations and the changes that occured as a result of the Civil...
Writing in First Person about the Atlantic Slave Trade Lesson Plan
6th - 8th
Learners investigate the Atlantic slave trade. In this slavery lesson, students watch "Slavery, Society, and Apartheid," as well as "Slave Ship." Learners discuss the information presented in the videos, especially St. John's Revolt....
Plantation life in the 1840s: A slave's description
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
The Solomon Northrup Narrative provides class members a chance to investigate plantation life from the point of view of a slave. A provided guided-reading worksheet encourages readers to think deeply about the institution of slavery, the...
In His Footsteps: Former Slave George Gilmore at Montpelier
6th - 7th
Students explore the life of former slave George Gilmore. In this US History lesson plan, students analyze primary source documents and use data from these selections to inform the decision making process. Students demonstrate reasoning...
Africa: The Middle Passage and 19th Century America
7th - 9th
Students participate in a series of activities to explore the lives of slaves in 19th century America. They examine the design of slave ships, the hardships endured, and the ways that owners depended on slaves for their economic survival.
Early Colonial Labor Force: Indentured Servants and Slaves
5th - 6th
Students study the labor force used during Colonial America. In this Colonial America lesson plan, students discuss labor types used in the colonies. Students read about indentured servants and the use of African slaves. Students use the...