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Slavery

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Teach high schoolers about the difficult legacy of slavery in the United States with a video that summarizes the institution that stemmed from a cotton-based agriculture and economy. It details the brutality of slave discipline, slave...
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Time of Slavery

For Teachers 5th
Young historians learn about abolitionists, The Civil War, Frederick Douglas, and so many more details about slavery in this highly engaging presentation. Teachers could use this as a whole class review and discussion tool.
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Defining the Images of African American Slavery

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view and analyze various artists' representations of slavery. They create their own illustrations of slavery.
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Abraham Lincoln on Slavery and Race

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine and discuss the letters and speeches of Abraham Lincoln to determine his position on slavery. They participate in a panel discussion, and plan one of Lincoln's major political campaigns, creating ads and writing a...
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Gender, Sex, and Slavery

For Teachers 8th - 12th
While examining slavery's impact on women, historians compare and contrast the perspectives of a plantation mistress and an enslaved woman, both reflecting on the system of forced prostitution. Text analysis and written responses create...
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The End of Slavery in the United States DBQ

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders reflect on what slavery might have been like. In this U. S. history lesson, 5th graders, participate in a class discussion about slavery, then create a timeline of what a slave's life might have looked like.
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The Quilting Connection....a Teaching Unit on Slavery, the Underground Railroad And Quilting

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the Internet, read designated books and selection, participate in discussions and write short reports while completing this series of lessons about slavery and the Underground Railroad. As a final project, they design a...
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A Slave is a Dead Soul: Examine the Psychological Impact of Slavery through the Writings of Juan Fracisco Manzano

For Students 9th - 12th
Briefly introduce your class to Juan Francisco Manzano before jumping into his writings. There are excerpts provided here from both his early life as well as his later years. After reading, you have your choice of extension activities...
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Slavery and the Electoral College

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How did slavery mold the creation of the US Constitution? The final lesson in the series focuses on how slavery impacted the creation of the Electoral College. Academics learn how the Electoral College was created because Southern states...
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Analyzing a Petition about Slavery

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Practice analyzing primary sources in a thought-provoking lesson on the impact of slavery. Young historians read a petition regarding the Fugitive Slave Law and answer a series of questions to understand the importance of the document....
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Those "Other Rights:" The Constitution and Slavery

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Did the United States Constitution uphold the institution of slavery, or did it help to destroy it? Young historians study Article 4, Section 2, Clause 3 of the Constitution and evaluate the rights of slaveowners as they compared to or...
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Teaching Hard History: A Framework for Teaching American Slavery

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Pupils investigate American slavery from colonial times through the Civil War. They incorporate primary sources, video clips, and firsthand accounts to understand how the slavery issue gripped the nation. Essays, presentations, and...
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Booker T. Washington: Up From Slavery

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Read Booker T. Washington's inspiring story about arriving at his name with a short reading passage from his autobiography, Up From Slavery. After class members read the excerpt, they answer two reading comprehension questions about the...
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Children's Attitudes about Slavery and Women's Abolitionism as Seen through Antislavery Fairs

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Young scholars examine attitudes of children from the North growing up during the time of slavery. Using documents, they discover how abolitionists tried to change people's ideas of using slaves. They explore how women used antislavery...
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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, students view the DVD "Slavery, Society, and Apartheid." Students respond to discussion questions regarding the content of the DVD which features...
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Lesson 6: Researching Contemporary Slavery

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
While many believe slavery ended after the American Civil War, it continues today in various forms. Using a WebQuest research project, class members investigate how the institution of slavery lives on in the modern world. Activities also...
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A Look at Slavery through Posters and Broadsides

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine posters and broadsides to discover attitudes about slavery in the 1800s. Using each poster, they identify the audience and the message being portrayed. They discuss if those posters would have influenced them to...
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Harriet Tubman and the End of Slavery

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Harriet Tubman saved hundreds from slavery through what was called the Underground Railroad. Teach learners about her amazing accomplishments through the article that uses effective direct instruction. After reading, scholars break into...
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The Debate over Slavery in the United States

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Secondary learners research the arguments that were used to oppose and support the institution of slavery in the United States. After being assigned either pro- or anti-slavery positions, they compose written arguments and participate in...
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Toussaint L'Ouverture on Slavery

For Students 7th - 9th
Put on those thinking caps! Read a brief description of the historical context and an excerpt written by Toussaint L'Ouveture on slavery. Then answer 3 multiple-choice questions focused on textual analysis and critical thinking.
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Slavery issue and view North versus South around 1850s

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students critique actions based on information from both sides of the argument. They analyze impact of slavery on both sides. Students recognize governmental attempts at pacifying the situation. They examine sources and critique them and...
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The Brief American Pageant: The South and the Slavery Controversy

For Teachers 9th - 11th
The unseemly world of American slavery is on display in these slides, which include informational images about slavery in the South. From maps about cotton production to graphs about slave-owning families, these images will make a...
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Excerpt from Eyewitness Accounts of Slavery in the Danish West Indies"

For Students 7th - 12th
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,...
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Abraham Lincoln, the 1860 Election, and the Future of the American Union and Slavery

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the political alternatives regarding the spread of slavery and the preservation of the American union facing the American people in the decade leading up to the 1860 presidential election.

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