Fourth graders realize the significance in the Negro spirituals concerning the Underground Railroad. They choose a position, either for helping slaves or ignoring the slaves. They describe, in a paragraph, their position.
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Religion & Spirituality - Exploring the California Missions
The California missions were built with the hope of converting the local Native Americans to Catholicism, but exactly how different were their beliefs to begin with? Through analysis of a series of primary source documents, young...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Song of Freedom: Go Down, Moses
African American spirituals served as more than songs of religious praise during the years of slavery. "Go Down, Moses" is featured on a instructional activity that asks readers to respond to a series of short-answer prompts about the...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
People of the Plains- Spiritualism
Fourth graders study cultural characteristics regarding Native American beliefs. They discuss spiritualism as it relates to respect. (respect for all things, living and dead; connection with the land, etc.) They provide examples they...
4th Social Studies & History
Relationship Between God and Man
For those seeking a spiritual education this lesson on God's plan for humanity may be highly beneficial. Each group will read a story then discuss the qualities of each story that show the manifestations of God. This lesson includes...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
Spirituals and the Power of Music in Slave Narratives
Fourth graders examine the slave culture. In this slave spirituals lesson, 4th graders explore slave narratives and investigate the the importance of music in the slave culture. Students listen to spirituals and discuss how music helped...
4th Visual & Performing Arts
Movement and Music: An Introduction to Slavery
Students create a slavery timeline. They identify key leaders in the anti-slavery movement. Students are asked what they can recall about slavery. They review the following vocabulary words slavery, spirituals, abolitionists, and...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History