Slavery and the Slave Trade

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What would it have been like to have heard the debate on the issue of slavery at the Constitutional Convention of 1787? With this resource, you are given the opportunity to read through a reconstruction of speeches on the topic with your class. After assigning your class members roles in the debate, read through the transcript together and ask guiding questions along the way to clarify the different arguments that are being raised.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Can accommodate several students as readers
  • Debate illustrates a variety of viewpoints and key pieces of information regarding the issue of slavery and the slave trade
Cons

  • Preview transcript to prepare your class with necessary vocabulary