On the Plantation: Life as a Slave

The first part of the Underground Railroad interactive takes learners on a journey of plantation life. Listeners click on different tools in the scene to discover the terrible living and working conditions that slaves went through on southern plantations. Each tool comes with visuals and audio that is perfect for meeting various needs of different learners. The next part in the interactive looks at a slave's perspective of escaping slavery through the Underground Railroad.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Assign learners to explore the interactive on their own in a flipped classroom assignment, or present the material to the class to spark discussion
  • Make a word wall of the vocabulary used in the resource
Classroom Considerations

  • Be prepared the discuss the sensitive topics the resource presents
  • The first part of an interactive that describes slave life and the escape from slavery
Pros

  • Provides a wealth of information that includes audio, pictures, a slideshow, and narratives from a slave's perspective
  • Comes with a teacher guide and writing worksheet
  • Perfect to use during Black History Month
Cons

  • None