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Students read about the Amistad. They use prior knowledge of the Gulf Stream and new information provided to develop a hypothesis of what really happened on the Amistad and why it became the basis of a landmark American legal case.
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The Role of the Connecticut Abolitionists with the Amistad Case
Tenth graders compare the activities of the Underground Railroad with the Amistad Case. In this slavery lesson, 10th graders research primary and secondary sources to discover information about Connecticut abolitionists. Students use...
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From his extensive experience working with his father and founding father of the United States, John Adams, to an expertise in foreign policy and abolitionist work on the Amistad case, introduce your young historians to the rich...
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Examining the Middle Passage
Middle schoolers examine the conditions and treatment of slaves on ships. Using documents, they role-play different scenerios, African Americans would have faced on the Amistad. They write letters or create a poster showing their hardships.
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Abolishing Slavery In America
Students discover details about abolition. For this slavery lesson, students watch Abolishing Slavery in America and then conduct further research about the events that took place on the Zong and Amistad. Students write essays that...
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