African Americans in Revolutionary Times

This African Americans in Revolutionary Times lesson plan also includes:

How did black Americans contribute to colonial society in the United States and make active choices to exert some control over their lives as slaves? Explore the often overlooked yet incredibly important roles of Africans and African Americans during the Revolutionary War period.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should have some foundational knowledge about the Revolutionary War prior to beginning lesson
  • Includes excellent assignment handout whereby learners research a particular African American or topic from the war and design a puzzle piece based on their research
  • Encourages learners to consider irony of the patriot fight for freedom combined with the practice of enslaving others
  • Thorough overview of instructional points to mention during PowerPoint slide presentation
  • Incorporates great teaching strategy of having class members draw images to help them summarize their notes and learning
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