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579 resources with the keyterm slavery

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African Americans in Revolutionary Times

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
How did black Americans contribute to colonial society in the United States and make active choices to exert some control over their lives as slaves? Explore the often overlooked yet incredibly important roles of Africans and African...
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Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, Written by Himself

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Foster reader confidence when encountering complex text and reinforce the skills readers have acquired to build and extend their understanding of text. The plan uses a section of Douglass’ narrative as an exemplar text. Directions for...
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Colonial North America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Showcase the religion, conflicts, daily life, and politics of Colonial North America. A very well-done presentation highlights all the major colonial groups, social norms, demographics, and political struggles of the time. Perfect for an...
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Reconstruction and the Changing South

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An amazing resource, with images, rich text, and working hyperlinks. It covers one of America's most horrible crimes against humanity, slavery. Thankfully a change took place during the Reconstruction Era. Learn about the laws, key...
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Slavery Past and Present

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Research characteristics of slavery during the 19th century by reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Also view several informational texts, pictures, story illustrations, and primary source documents. Pupils write an expository...
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Will You Pick My Cotton?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Use this cross-curricular history instructional activity to work on your young scholars' informational writing skills. After listening to songs and stories related to Sultana, they engage in a several activities to boost their...
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Haitian Revolution (Part 2)

For Students 7th - 12th
Picking up at the betrayal of Toussaint L'Ouverture by Charles LeClerc during the Haitian (Saint-Domingue) Revolution, this video details the ambiguity of the role of slavery in early 1800's France. Equipped with maps, images, and...
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A Social Studies Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Providing background information on a topic is key to building a deep understanding. This resource is less of a presentation and more of a complete lesson which will use images, bio information, and activities to build your students...
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A Debate Against Slavery

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Slavery is a serious topic that can be challenging for middle schoolers to study. Young scholars can see firsthand through primary sources what occurred during that time period in the United States. The third of five lessons provides...
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Personal Morals vs. Political Moves Document Based Essay

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Was Thomas Jefferson a hypocrite? Tackle this question with primary source analysis and an essay. The packet includes historical background, a writing prompt, a combined outline and checklist, and ten primary documents paired with...
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The Ballad of Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Pay tribute to the sixteenth president of the United States with this fun song and activity. From his birth in a Kentucky log cabin and childhood in Indiana, to the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and his eventual assassination,...
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Unexpected Family History

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The history of the northern states' involvement in the slave trade is not widely known. This resource uses the PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade, and the nonfiction book, Children of the New England Slave Trade, to examine this aspect...
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Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Sectionalism - A Review

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is sectionalism? A loyalty to the interest of one's region, or sectionalism, is really what sparked the Civil War. Learn about the South's attempt at expanding slavery westward and the power struggle between the two regions...
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Defining the Images of African American Slavery

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view and analyze various artists' representations of slavery. They create their own illustrations of slavery.
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Sharing African Culture

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Learners investigate African American culture by reading aloud an African folk tale and illustrating the tale. They use their illustrations to create a book or a bulletin board that retells the folk tale.
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Jeopardy: The American Civil War

For Teachers 6th - 8th
After engaging learners in a set of wonderful lessons of the Civil War, test their knowledge with a Civil-War-themed Jeopardy game. Included here are 25 Civil War questions related to battles, key people, events, and slavery. 
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The Blues in the Arkansas Delta

For Students 6th - 8th
Oh I love the blues! Here is a wonderful four page reading passage that focuses on the Delta Blues. It covers topics such as, the music's cultural influences, origin, form, terminology, and significance. A great way to integrate...
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Underground Railroad/Quilts

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore the Underground Railroad communication system.  In this cross curriculum fine arts and United States history Civil War lesson, students view several websites that feature quilts constructed by slaves during the...
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Class Assignment Questions: Chapter 17 The Civil War

For Students 8th - 10th
Having questions to focus on during a class lecture can help learners know what topics to hone in on. Here are 61 short answer questions, intended to accompany a lecture on the Civil War. They can use the packet as a study guide, for...
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Daily Assignment Questions: Division and Reunion/ Slavery Divides a Nation

For Students 7th - 9th
The period of slavery and division in the United States is the topic of this lecture guide. Learners will answer each of the 32 questions as they view a slide show or lecture on the Free Soil Party, Fugitive Slave Act, Missouri...
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Millionaire Review Game: Civil War Era

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Could you win a million dollars by being good at your US history? Maybe not, but kids can pretend they will, as they play Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Civil War Edition. There are 15 fantastic questions about slavery, Lincoln, the...
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The Missouri Compromise of 1820

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers use a map of the Missouri Compromise to explain the geographical changes it brought to the U.S. and why the changes provoked a debate over the expansion of slavery in the U.S.
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A Slave is a Dead Soul: Examine the Psychological Impact of Slavery through the Writings of Juan Fracisco Manzano

For Students 9th - 12th
Briefly introduce your class to Juan Francisco Manzano before jumping into his writings. There are excerpts provided here from both his early life as well as his later years. After reading, you have your choice of extension activities...