America's Slave Issue
Students will engage in multiple discussions with prompting questioning, and analyses of primary source documents relating to slavery in the United States. Focus will be on the foundations of the institution of slavery, such as preexisting attitudes and values of Southerners.
Students will engage in an analysis of multiple primary sources relating to slavery in the antebellum South. Primary sources include maps, journals, personal memoirs, legal correspondence, photographs, and newspapers, Students will create multiple varieties of poems to be organized in to a class poetry book about slavery. After analyzing the role of folk tales, in the form of Animal Trickster Tales, students will write their own Trickster Tale to demonstrate their knowledge of slave resistance through story telling.
Primary Source Analysis
Social, legal, and economic statuses of slaves in the antebellum south.
Eyewitness to History Links
The following tabs link students to primary and secondary source readings about various slave topics.
A Slave's Life
Life on a Plantation
Aboard a Slaveship
Unit 2 Review