African Slaves' Burial Grounds: A Monument to Remember
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Eleventh graders gain a clearer, more honest picture of American History through discussions of the ignorance about slaves' burial grounds and the outcome in New York for the remnants of a known African slave burial site.
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Reading “Drawing of an African Burial Ground In Situ”
For this primary source analysis worksheet, students read the primary source "Drawing of an African Burial Ground in Situ," and then respond to 3 short answer questions based on the source. The source is not provided.
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