Slavery

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Built on a previous lesson related to slavery in America, this interactive Slavery Lesson Plan addresses this sensitive topic and its place in American History with more in-depth details and a focus on background information.  Leverage empathy, communication skills, and critical thinking as students explore the presence and role of slavery in America’s history, as well as how learning about the use of slavery impacts society now and in the future.  While the subject may be sensitive for some students, the lesson may be adapted to meet the needs and sensitivities of your class.  Guide your students to obtaining accurate facts as they generalize their understanding when popular entertainment, books, and other areas in society refer to the issue of slavery.

Slavery Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about slavery
  • Hands-on homework activities
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Built on a previous lesson related to slavery in America, this interactive Slavery Lesson Plan addresses this sensitive topic and its place in American History with more in-depth details and a focus on background information.  Leverage empathy, communication skills, and critical thinking as students explore the presence and role of slavery in America’s history, as well as how learning about the use of slavery impacts society now and in the future.  While the subject may be sensitive for some students, the lesson may be adapted to meet the needs and sensitivities of your class.  Guide your students to obtaining accurate facts as they generalize their understanding when popular entertainment, books, and other areas in society refer to the issue of slavery.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction

1. Ask: What is your definition of a slave, whether one you learned in the past, or your own definition?
2. Allow for responses and discussion. Display responses. Ask: Why is it important to learn about slavery? How does learning about slavery help with things in the present or future?
3. Allow for responses and discussion. Guide students to: Learning about the past helps society, etc.
4. Distribute Slavery (4-6) content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Save the final question for lesson closing. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
5. Distribute Activity page. Read and review the instructions. Create groups of 3 or 4. Encourage students to spend time on each question, sharing their opinion, convincing others to agree, and to debate with each other if necessary, not argue.
6. Once all students are completed, allow each group to discuss at least one of the questions, sharing their opinions (Answers will vary.)
7. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses.
8. Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses.
9. In closing, ask: Do you believe there are still some forms of slavery in America or the world today? Explain.
10. Allow for responses and discussion, which should be rather interesting. Encourage students to back
up statements with facts. If time, allow access to the Internet during the class discussion related to the question.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.10

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

Want more social studies resources? Check out our other Social Studies Lesson Plans!

Additional information

Grade Level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Social Studies

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