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Triangle Trade

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Just a simple collection of unit segments to use when teaching about slavery. This will also help fight against common misconceptions of slavery in the west.
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Becoming Us: Resistance

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The three case studies in the Becoming Us: Resistance unit module look at the individuals and groups who have resisted the antidemocratic forces of inequality and oppression. The Fighting For Freedom resource has young historians...
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A President's Vision: Thomas Jefferson

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Former president, Thomas Jefferson, is the focus of seven lessons that challenge pupils to analyze primary source documents associated with his presidency. Pupils perform a close reading of several messages to Congress and an excerpt of...
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A President's Vision

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
A seven-resource curriculum set presents primary source materials that permits young historians to examine the programs and initiatives advanced by Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt,...
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Teaching 'The New Jim Crow'

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow is the anchor text in a 10-lesson unit that looks at some of the issues of race and justice in American society and how issues have changed over time. High schoolers look at the history of race and...
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Becoming Us

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The mission statement of the National Museum of American History’s Becoming US: Teaching Immigration and Migration History in the 21st Century series is to provide “educational resources for high school teachers and students to learn...
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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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Atlantic Slave Trade

For Teachers 7th - 9th
The horrors of the Atlantic slave trade are covered in this presentation. Intended as an accent to a lecture, learners will see images, answer questions, and engage in an activity intended to help them understand the conditions of Middle...
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Spirits Across the Ocean: Yoruban and Dahomean Cultures in the Caribbean Brought by the Slave Trade

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Much of Latin American music owes its origins to the slave trade. Peoples from the Yoruban and Dahomean cultures brought with them the distinctive rhythms, time signatures, and eighth note patterns that now characterize Caribbean music....
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The African Slave Trade: From West Africa to South Carolina and Beyond

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the African slave trade. They identify the principal figures practicing the African slave trades at three locations. Students draw the physical routes of the slave trade on a map and they list the reasons for the...
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Comparing Slave Trades: A Study of the Transatlantic and Trans-Saharan Slave Trades

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
While most people are familiar with the transatlantic slave trade, there is less knowledge of another major external African slave trade in world history: the trans-Saharan slave trade. Pupils work in groups to read informational texts...
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The 1808 Slave Trade Abolition Deadline

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Young scholars study the trans-Atlantic Slave trade. In this slave trade lesson plan, students study the Constitutional Convention Notes and the impact on United States slavery. Young scholars research the slave trade database and other...
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Primary Source Worksheet: Excerpt of Senate Bill Proposing an End to the Slave Trade

For Students 8th - 11th
To sign or not to sign? That is the question facing readers of the 1807 bill proposing an end to the slave trade. After a close reading of excerpts from the bill, readers are asked to advise Thomas Jefferson either to sign or reject the...
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Abolition of Slavery

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the Triangle Trade Route. In this slave trade lesson, students investigate the profits brought by the goods and people traded. Students also participate in a classroom activity that requires them to replicate how slaves...
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One Country's Slave Trade

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students examine the slave trade. In this research skills lesson plan, students research the slave trade in a selected country. Students use databases to locate pertinent information in order to prepare an oral presentation.
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Writing in First Person about the Atlantic Slave Trade Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers investigate the Atlantic slave trade. In this slavery lesson, students watch "Slavery, Society, and Apartheid," as well as "Slave Ship." Middle schoolers discuss the information presented in the videos, especially St....
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Stowage of the British slave ship Brookes under the Regulated Slave Trade Act of 1788

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students analyze the diagram of regulated slave trade cargo. Students respond to 2 short answer questions about the diagram.
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Streams of Time Lesson Plan: Visually Organizing the History of the Atlantic Slave Trade

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read, The Transatlantic Slave Trade, and then in teams, focus on one section of the essay. They write down key events and dates, with a brief description of each, and organize it chronologically onto a timeline.
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The African Slave Trade

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Provide your class with a look of the scope and context of the African Slave Trade. Graphic images of lynchings, injuries from whippings, and slave auctions will leave viewers agape with horror and ready to discuss the question on the...
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Two Views of the Slave Ship Brookes

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Actual ship diagrams and a table of voyage data gives young historians an authentic glimpse of on-board experiences during the Atlantic Slave Trade. The class examines a projected diagram of the slave ship Brooks, recording thoughts....
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African Influences in Brazilian Music

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Brazilian music, culture, and religion have been heavily influenced by African's who were brought to South America during the time of slave trading. This presentation covers the blending of two cultures which resulted in Afro-Brazilian...
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“The Door of No Return”: An Introduction to the African Slave Trade

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Learners view a PowerPoint presentation and write about the experience of a fictional captured slave in their introduction to the African slave trade.
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Jeopardy: History Review

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Wow, chapter one must be really long! The history review game that your class is about to play covers concepts that range from the Enlightenment and the Crusades, to the Conquistadors and the slave trade. There is a lot of information...
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Voices from the Trans‐Atlantic Slave Trade

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Young historians trace the roots of African slavery and learn about the causes and effects of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade through a PowerPoint presentation and by reading and discussing excerpts from the book Copper Sun.