Overview: In this unit students will learn the importance of slavery in America and the impact it had on slaves and free African Americans and colonists. Students will learn the importance of Triangular Trade and the Middle Passage. Students will also learn about African American culture.
Rationale: It is important that students know about these events in the past of America. Students can reflect on the harsh realities of slavery. This unit will teach students that diversity and equality are important values in America.
Introduction: Students will learn about the various aspects of slavery, Triangular Trade, and African American culture by exploring primary resources. Students will also do numerous hands-on activities such as drawing diagrams of triangular trade, writing journal entries, and filling out map/chart diagrams of African American culture.
In this activity students will explore the 5 Themes of Geography. The 5 Themes are Location, Place, Region, Movement, and Human/Environmental Interaction. Students will make a brochure with pictures that relate to each of the 5 Themes of Geography.
This assignment uses the Handy Dandy Economics Guide and the Economics Booklet to solve economic mysteries. Students will also make up their own Economic Mystery.
A foldable is a 3-dimensional information organizer. This is a helpful hands-on way for students to organize the information given to them. Foldables also encourage creativity in kids.
Africans that were taken to American in slave trade brought parts of their culture with them, and adapted some elements of culture in the colonies to form a new African American culture.My foldable included 5 different sections on the culture of African Americans. These sections were on food, family, religion, the arts, and language.
History Web Quest
Students will explore the Library of Congress website in this assignment. The Library of Congress website is very informative and contains many historical documents and sources.
Integrated Literacy Assignment
My ILA Presentation contains many different resources such as primary source documents, books, videos, websites, and more. These resources are used to for my specific GLCE Unit: 5-U2.2 European Slave Trade and Slavery in Colonial America.
CDV's in the News
This was a reading assignment to identify Core Democratic Values in a news article. Students must find a news article on a public policy issue. Then they will relate it to specific Core Democratic Values, and identify the Branches of Government in the article.