The Deadly Equilibrium
Young scholars determine if the economic model of slavery in the United States could or could not survive without expansion of slavery to the western territories. They access an excellent multi-media narrative imbedded in this plan.
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The Deadly Equilibrium Lesson Plan
Students read a narrative "The Domestic Slave Trade" and answer questions about states' slave trading. They read another narrative "Runaway Journey" and answer questions about runaway slaves. They discuss the impact of the slave trade on...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History