Eleventh graders gain an awareness and an appreciation of slave spirituals as part of their American Literature/American History heritage.
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Alabama Slave Codes in 1833: What They Can Teach Us About Slaves Themselves
After viewing a short PowerPoint about Nat Turner's rebellion, class groups examine Alabama's 1833 slave codes. Individuals then develop a mini-legal brief arguing against one particular slave law.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Called Themselves the K.K.K.; The Birth of an American Terrorist Group
How did Ku Klux Klan develop and flourish in the US? How did the government respond to acts of terrorism conducted by the KKK following the Civil War? How does the government respond to acts of terrorism today? This resource launches a...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Reconstruction and the Changing South
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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Easily broken into pieces for several class sessions, this presentation is a great way to transition your class out of a Civil War unit and closer to the 20th century. Engaging photographs, including relevant maps and humorous political...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
An Introduction to Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue
How can a society abide by moral philosophy if they don't know the moral code that they should follow? Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue is the subject of a short analysis video that examines his theory of the transition of moral...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Soren Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling
Talk about faith and trust. Imagine Abraham's faith and trust when God directed him to sacrifice his son Isaac. In his Fear and Trembling, Soren Kierkegaard uses the Biblical story of Abraham to talk about faith and the seeming conflict...
4 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Trace the Development of an Idea Over the Course of a Text
How does a writer develop an idea over the course of a text? Tracing the development of a central idea can seem like a daunting undertaking; however, it is a reading comprehension skill that can be learned. Using “Of Our spiritual...
8 mins 11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Write with Clear and Cohesive Transitions
A series of videos on how to write an argumentative essay based on a work of literature uses the first chapter of W.E.B. Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk as an anchor text. In this segment, the narrator models how to craft cohesive...
9 mins 11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed