Our 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. During this lesson, students are asked to tell if each given statement is True or False; if False, correct the statement in the space provided. Students are also asked to match terms to their definitions, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify the origins of slavery in America, the effect of slavery in America, and explain the abolition of the slave trade.
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