Students read narratives of ex-slaves and then in groups write and act in their plays.
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From Slavery to Sharecropping
Your young historians will learn about the history of sharecropping and tenant farming that developed after the Civil War in the United States, and then compare those systems with the institution of slavery after participating in a...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ex-Slave Narratives and WPA Interviews
Students analyze documents related to slave narratives and slave interviews. They complete a document analysis form to analyze the contnet and historiography of the documents. They write a paragraph detailing when and why the document...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Comparing and Contrasting the Individual Experiences of African Americans in the 19th Century
Students investigate selected portions of the oral histories collected by interviewers of the Federal Writer's Project during the 1930s. They search the various narratives for comments on particular time periods while working in small...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History