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Colonial New York Slave Codes: Law and Order

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Build a historical perspective from four different points of view. Young historians take on the role of a slave-owning white person, non-slave owning white person, slave, or free African-American person and imagine what life would be...
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Colonial New York Slave Codes: Pedro's Walk

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Look critically at the slave laws instated in Colonial New York. Your class examines primary source documents, slave laws, a narrative account from a slave's perspective, and Slave Codes. They write diary or journal entries in response...
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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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Using Primary Sources in the Classroom: Slavery Unit Lesson 1: Slave Code of 1833

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the concept of slavery. In this primary research instructional activity, students read the Alabama Slave Code of 1833 and discuss its implications. High schoolers also examine emancipation-related documents and...
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History Review: Slavery in America

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Test, quiz, or just remind your class on what they know about slavery during the 1800s. They'll answer nine questions regarding slave codes, plantation crops, and the Underground Railroad. The presentation is formated as a Hollywood...
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Which Bad Was Worse?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders utilize the slave code documentation to comprehend the similarities and differences of the lives of slaves during slavery. They compare and contrast the life of a northern slave to a southern slave, and describe laws...
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Eighteenth-Century Slave Codes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore slavery by reviewing the written laws intended to keep African Americans subservient. In this U.S. slavery lesson, students analyze a time-line of the history of African Americans. Students discuss the patterns of the...
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Plessy v. Ferguson & the Roots of Segregation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How far in the past do the roots of Jim Crow and segregation extend? Your young historians will closely consider this question using detailed PowerPoint slides as a basis for discussion rather than lecture, and culminating in an activity...
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Slave Code Songs

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study water bodies that were escape routes to Canada for slaves seeking freedom. They examine and create a coded spiritual that describes a personal experience with secrecy and fear.
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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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Slavery in Arkansas, Market to Misery

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars determine the factors that were considered when purchasing slaves at market or through the purchase of an estate. They examine the Arkansas Slave Code and share its content through a group activity.
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Slavery in the American South

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Preview or review 20 terms associated with slavery in the American South. Each slide provides a single term, name, or concept along with a simple definition. Tip: Use before a lesson on Harriet Tubman, The Underground Railroad, or the...
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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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Reconstruction: The Black Codes

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
During the era of Reconstruction, the planter class of the South tried to replicate the time before the Civil War by squashing rights given in the Thirteenth, Fourteenths and Fifteenth amendments. Using a video clip featuring renowned...
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Slaver Code of 1833

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the Africane, the first slave ship to bring slaves to the area, entered the port of Mobile in 1721. In 1724 the French Code Noir was extended into the Mobile area and provided the basic laws and conditions of slavery....
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Slavery: Past, Present and Future

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the history of racism by analyzing legal documents. In this slavery lesson, 6th graders collaborate in small groups to read the Alabama Slavery Codes from the 1800's and discuss their relevance to today's society....
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Reforms of the Mid-1800's

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders complete a unit of lessons on the reform movements of the mid-1800's in the U.S. They participate in an Internet scavenger hunt, analyze primary source documents, and develop and perform a simulation of a mid-19th century...
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"An Eye For An Eye, A Tooth For A Tooth"

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders debate their reactions to two different historical documents about managing a society.  In this U.S. history lesson, 6th graders read two articles on codes and laws from different time periods and debate their thoughts.  
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Worksheet #29 Questions - Slavery in America

For Students 8th - 9th
In this slavery in America worksheet, learners examine their knowledge through ten fill in the blank questions that relate to the aforementioned topic.
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Labor Needs in Colonial America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the labor needs in colonial America. Using primary and secondary resources, they explore the major events and life in the United States during colonial times. They complete a chart listing the pros and cons of a slave...
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Slavery, Manumission, and Freedom: Free Blacks in Charleston before the Civil War

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore the concept of slavery and manumission through a variety of activities. In this civil rights lesson, students gather information from primary sources, then analyze the politics and historical context of the time....
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Children and Slavery Document Search

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students review the causes of slavery, the Middle Passage, triangular trade and the spread of slavery throughout colonies. They work in small groups and search documents in order to find the answers to a question and document packet.
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Black Slave Owners in Charleston

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the causes and effects of the Civil War.  In this U.S. History lesson, students research the Civil War and the events that happened around it, then share their findings in a paper.
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EX-SLAVE NARRATIVES

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students read narratives of ex-slaves and then in groups write and act in their plays.

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