Slavery in America Curriculum
Slavery in America was designed for teachers and homeschool parents searching for a comprehensive slavery unit aligned with the Common Core Standards. (Even if your state has not adopted the Common Core Standards, your students will still benefit from the nonfiction informational text and higher level process skills featured in Slavery in America.)
Slavery in America features six reproducible teacher created Slavery lessons that will engage students as they study about:
  • Slavery's Beginnings
  • Slave Auctions
  • A Slave's Life
  • Slave Rebellions
  • the Underground Railroad
  • events leading up to the Civil War
  • famous abolitionists Nat Turner, Gabriel Prosser, Denmark Vesey, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Harriet Tubman
Slavery in America includes a balanced mix of lower and higher level hands-on Slavery activities including:
  • questions after each of the six Slavery lessons to assess informational text comprehension
  • thought-provoking discussion questions about Slavery in America
  • journal writing activities
  • Underground Railroad story with pre-writing questions to guide students through the writing process
  • primary and secondary research project and game~all materials included
  • vocabulary quizzes~context-appropriate glossary, answer pages, and grading rubrics included
Slavery in America Unit
80 pages
3rd-7th Grade
ISBN 978-1-935255-05-5