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The Domestic Slave Trade
Students read slave narratives and take notes to gather information about the day to day life of a slave. They focus on one narrative and write a diary account from the point of view of the slave they are researching.
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Comparing Slave Trades: A Study of the Transatlantic and Trans-Saharan Slave Trades
While most people are familiar with the transatlantic slave trade, there is less knowledge of another major external African slave trade in world history: the trans-Saharan slave trade. Pupils work in groups to read informational texts...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
In an engaging activity on universal and unalienable rights, learners work in groups to establish a democratic nation and determine what principles they want to protect to ensure a democratic society. They conduct a "rights auction" in...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
African American Women Before and After the Civil War: Slavery and Freedom
Students listen to data on African American women in Texas before the Civil War. In this Civil War lesson, students compare and contrast the lives of slave and free women, and discuss case studies, locating areas on a map. Students...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
The Right to Workers in United States
"There are more people in slavery now that at any other time in human history." To raise awareness and understanding of modern-day slavery, class groups research the various forms of slavery, including human trafficking, read and reflect...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Thomas Jefferson & His Democracy
Discover how Thomas Jefferson's vision for a smaller and limited government motivated major events in United States history, such as the Louisiana Purchase and the embargo of 1807. While the video is packed with information, it does...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Specialization and Trade
Do companies work better when everyone works on everything, or when each person or department focuses on one specialized task? Explore the benefits of specialization and trade in the modern global economy with a explanatory video.
9 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Graphing and Demography: The Domestic Slave Trade
Students read a narrative on the domestic slave trade and use the data presented in the article to chart several demographic trends for Louisiana. They compare this information to the rest of the US slave demographics for the period.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History