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The Voyage of Slaves in the Transatlantic Slave Trade

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
Use best-teaching practices to discuss the practices and implications of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Here you'll find a detailed lesson plan involving a variety of collaborative and engaging components, including image analysis,...
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Nat Turner Rebellion

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Nat Turner's rebellion was a watershed moment in the history of American slavery. Using primary source documents and images, budding historians consider how people reacted to the uprising of enslaved people. Once finished, they consider...
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Slave Revolts: Armed Resistance to Slavery

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the fear of slave rebellions in the South. They discuss the reasons behind this fear. Students draw a timeline showing slave resistance between the 1712-1831. They answer questions regarding slave revolts. Students...
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Alabama Slave Codes in 1833: What They Can Teach Us About Slaves Themselves

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After viewing a short PowerPoint about Nat Turner's rebellion, class groups examine Alabama's 1833 slave codes. Individuals then develop a mini-legal brief arguing against one particular slave law.
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Ancient Rome: Rebellion - Part 2/6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part two begins with Titus and his father plotting to engage in war and rise in the ranks. General Vespasian moves into Israel and Egypt to round up Jewish slaves and slow the rebellion.
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Slave Laws in British Colonial New York, 1664—1722

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students analyze colonial New York slave laws. Students respond to 4 short answer questions about the laws.
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"We Came to Free the Slaves": John Brown on Trial

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the plight of John Brown to fight slavery. In this Brown vs. Board of Education lesson, students listen to a lecture regarding Brown's work to free slaves through rebellion. Students participate in classroom discussion...
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Amistad and Dred Scott—a Comparative Activity

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
What do slaves fighting for their freedom on board a ship and a slave fighting for his freedom in a courtroom have in common? Budding historians investigate the two different cases of the Amistad slave revolt and the Dred Scott argument....
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Writing in First Person about the Atlantic Slave Trade Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners investigate the Atlantic slave trade. For this slavery lesson, students watch "Slavery, Society, and Apartheid," as well as "Slave Ship." Learners discuss the information presented in the videos, especially St. John's Revolt....
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Denmark Vesey's Rebellion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the slave, Denmark Vesey, and create a dramatic play depicting his life.
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Effects of the Stono Rebellion

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders learn about a slavery rebellion.  In this slavery lesson, 4th graders work in groups to review different non-violent ways enslaved Africans protested slavery.  Students learn about the Stono Rebellion, read a letter...
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Rebellion quiz

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this slaves worksheet, students answer multiple choice and short answer questions about slaves and the history of slavery. Students complete 8 questions.
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The Agricultural South

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students define the key terms presented in the lesson. Students identify and describe the social structure of Southern society . Students explain how slavery evolved in the colonies and how slaves maintained their culture in the colonies.
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Background to the Conflict: Pre-Civil War Days

For Teachers 8th - 12th
The American Civil War was a complex test of a relatively young democracy in the mid-nineteenth century. Discuss the events and factors that led to the Civil War with a thorough slideshow presentation.
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Stono Rebellion

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the Stono Rebellion. In this Colonial America lesson, 4th graders research the Stono Slave Rebellion using primary and secondary sources. Students study how the rebellion affected the treatment of slaves in America.
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Haitian Revolution (Part 1)

For Students 7th - 12th
After discussing the French Revolution, the narrator addresses the slave rebellion in Saint-Domingue in August 1791. He details the political and economic connections between the citizen revolution in France and the slave revolution in...
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Early Colonial Labor Force: Indentured Servants and Slaves

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study the labor force used during Colonial America. In this Colonial America lesson, students discuss labor types used in the colonies. Students read about indentured servants and the use of African slaves. Students use the...
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Slavery, Society, and Apartheid

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the St. John slave revolt of 1733. In this slavery and apartheid lesson plan, students view the DVD "Slavery, Society, and Apartheid." Students respond to discussion questions regarding the content of the DVD which...
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Ugly History: The 1937 Haitian Massacre

For Students 9th - 12th
What does parsley have to do with the 1937 Haitian Massacre? Introduce viewers to the tragic events surrounding Rafael Trujillo's ordered slaughter of Haitians living along the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The video...
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Lincoln Frees the Slaves

For Students 5th - 7th
Read about Abraham Lincoln, slavery, and the Civil War, then analyze a quote and a painting. Learners read the provided background information then answer three questions related to Lincoln's views of the Civil War. They analyze a...
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Interactive: Nat Turner's Insurrection

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
For two days, Nat Turner led an uprising of enslaved people that eventually changed the course of American slavery. Class members explore the timeline of the revolt using an interactive Internet resource. By walking through those days...
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A Look at Virginians During Reconstruction, 1865-1877

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The transition between rebellion to reunification was not smooth after the Civil War. Young historians compare primary and secondary source documents in a study of the Reconstruction era in Virginia, noting the rights that were not...
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The French and Indian War (1756 to 1763):

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Take your class through the lead-up, strategies, and effects of the French and Indian War of the mid-18th century. The dynamics of American patriotism is put to the test in the vital years before the American Revolution, and the ongoing...
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American Revolution: Case Studies

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the climate regarding women and slaves following the American Revolution. In this primary research skills instructional activity, students examine 15 case studies that require them to discuss the scenarios paired with...

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