An Overview of American Slavery

The final instructional activity in a unit study of American slavery asks young historians to synthesize what they have learned about how slavery in America changed over time. Revisiting the many documents they have examined, they consider the economic, political, and human effects of the system.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Laminate the documents to permit reuse
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires considerable prep time to create, mount, and post documents
  • The final lesson in a six-part study of the events that led to the passing of the 13th Amendment
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  • Includes step-by-step directions

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