West Indies and The Caribbean: Sugar & Slavery
Students study the state of the world before the slave trade. They explain the geography and economics of the slave trade. They explore primary sources and how historians use these sources to create historical interpretations.
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Excerpt from Eyewitness Accounts of Slavery in the Danish West Indies"
Use the power of primary sources to help young historians understand the conditions Africans endured while being shipped during the slave trade. After reading an excerpt from Eyewitness Accounts of Slavery in the Danish West Indies,...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 15
The Haitian Revolution takes center stage as class members analyze a passage from Sugar Changed the World and consider how the authors select, present, and organize events to show how the tensions between the concerns for freedom and...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Slavery: How did the Abolition Acts Affect the Slave Trade?
Students investigate the abolition of slavery by examining historical documents. In this U.S. history instructional activity, students view photographs of East African residents who were forced into slavery. Students write about the...
4th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
The Civil War (1861-1865) Through Maps, Charts, Graphs, & Pictures
True to its titles, this engaging and appealing presentation brings the 1860's into close focus with a number of images and statistics that would delight any Civil War buff. A few graphs allow for pupil input, such as listing the...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
The Atlantic System and Africa 1550-1800
The Atlantic slave trade is thoroughly depicted and explained here, in terms of economics and pre-colonization. Plantation life, eighteenth century technology, economics of the time, and dealings with Africa are all covered. Note: Each...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
A Century of Expansion: America's Destiny (1763-1867)
How did we grow into such a large nation? Follow the events, wars, and treaties that led to the acquisition of major states as we expanded into the West. The slides provide maps, dates, and simplistic information to help learners...
10th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Drake’s West Indian Voyage 1588-1589
Middle schoolers examine the exploration routes of Sir Francis Drake. In this American exploration lesson, students investigate primary sources to trace the routes and contact with the natives that Sir Francis Drake experienced on his...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Paragons of the West Indies Lesson Plan: Super-Immigrant Stereotypes
Students examine the demographic profile of Afro-Caribbean immigrants to the United States, their accomplishments, and the problems posed by "super-immigrant" stereotypes in daily life and public policy. They read a narrative and...
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills
Dark Voices From Unmarked Graves
Students read The Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa. They view video from Roots by Alex Haley on the capture of Kunta Kinte and reenact household slavery as practiced by the Igbo people. The make a list of major differences...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History