Lesson Plan

Slavery and the Constitution

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It's hard to believe the abolition movement was once seen as scandalous. Help learners understand how the US Constitution changed everything. A variety of activities such as corresponding reading activities, group work ideas, and discussion questions help solidify learning. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign the readings as homework and complete the activities together as a class
  • Differentiate for English learners by providing fill-in-the-blank notes along with classroom discussion and reading activities
Classroom Considerations
  • No additional prep work needed before beginning teaching 
  • Plenty of activities create an engaging classroom 
  • Comprehension questions include an answer key 
  • Flexibility in the lesson plan helps you to use the activities your class benefits from most
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