The Forced Migration of Enslaved People 1810-1860

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Slavery not only involved the forced migration of African people from their homes, it also meant the forced removal of people within the United States. Using data and interactive graphics, scholars see how the tragedy of human slavery led to movement of people away from loved ones during the antebellum period as they were sold or moved to fertile lands in the American West. Class members then explore the narratives of those affected by the internal slave trade within the United States.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a series of questions learners must answer by exploring the data
  • Correlate a timeline of American history to the human migration patterns in the data
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners all need access to a computer to fully use the resources
  • Use of first-person narratives humanizes data
  • Presents data in ways that help students visualize the significance of the period in history
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