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The African Slave Trade: From West Africa to South Carolina and Beyond
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...
Slavery: How did the Abolition Acts Affect the Slave Trade?
Students investigate the abolition of slavery by examining historical documents. In this U.S. history activity, students view photographs of East African residents who were forced into slavery. Students write about the information they...
4th - 9th
Streams of Time Lesson Plan: Visually Organizing the History of the Atlantic Slave Trade
Learners 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.
6th - 8th
Primary Source Worksheet: Excerpt of Senate Bill Proposing an End to the Slave Trade
To sign or not to sign? That is the question facing readers of the 1807 bill proposing an end to the slave trade. After a close reading of excerpts from the bill, readers are asked to advise Thomas Jefferson either to sign or reject the...
8th - 11th
Free at Last: The African American Struggle for Civil Rights
A timeline of African Americans and their trials and tribulations over the past 500 years is presented here. The slides proceed in chronological order from the slave trade to Reconstruction to the civil rights movement all the way to...
Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 21
New ReviewClass members read the chapter, "Serfs and Sweetness" from Sugar Changed the World, and identify the central idea that the development of beet sugar and the use of modern farming technology changed the reliance on the plantation system...
9th CCSS: Designed
Western Civilizations, Chapter 17: Enlightenment
Use primary sources to authenticate your historians' experience of western civilizations! This documents-analysis tool is one of many learning strategies included in this online resource, which covers ancient to modern history. This...
10th - Higher Ed