The African Slave Trade
Students share their feelings about the enslavement of Africans as they write journal entries discussing their role play activity.
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Life in Ancient Ghana, Mali, and Songhai
Students study the ancient African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. They brainstorm what they know about ancient African kingdoms before investigating the trade and barter situations, and researching one of the kingdoms for an oral...
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
African American Life in the Pee Dee Before the Civil War
Third graders examine the life of the African American in the Pee Dee region during slavery. In this slavery lesson, 3rd graders explore primary and secondary documents related to the topic and create a timeline of when slavery first...
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Literacy & Art: The Story behind the Quilt
Learners examine the many ways quilts were used to chronicle the history and experiences of African slaves and African-Americans in America. They analyze a story quilt using the elements of storytelling, then create a class quilt.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History
Middle Passage: a Journey of Endurance
Learners determine that thriving African cultures engaged in international trade and exploration before the emergence of European civilization. The study ancient Ghana, its geographic locale, the diversity therein to include its people,...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History