13 Colonies/Slavery in America Study Guide

13 Colonies/Slavery in America Study Guide
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1. Create a Concept Chart of...Slavery in America

Concept Charts allow you to express what you know about a certain topic or main idea in your own unique way. There are a few requirements but absolutely no limits! People are always coming up with original ways of demonstrating their knowledge, so be open to that. Your new ideas are what make these charts interesting to viewers and helpful to learners. So think outside the box, draw way outside the lines, and have some fun with this! Remember to include visuals, as many related terms or phrases as possible, and your own description/definition. The way you arrange everything is completely up to you. I encourage you to be as creative and original as possible. Below are some helpful hints and recommendations to ensure you receive full credit or more!

We have broken down Slavery in America into 3 major dilemmas. Try to think ways to visually express all three of them on your chart. Try to remember all of the videos, activities, commercials, play doh, power points, or anything else you have seen in class. Remember that you don't have to be a fantastic artist. In fact, sometimes simplicity makes much more sense!

Related Terms and/or Phrases:
List as many of these as you can (5-10 minimum). The more the merrier! Anything that has to do with Slavery in America works here. Think about all of the different things, places, people, countries, key terms, any other stuff we've talked about in class, and all of the activities we've done. List them all! Creating captions or labels for your visuals is another great way to approach this too.

Descriptions, Definitions, and Reflections:
If I asked you to tell me about Slavery in America, what would you say? How does it make you feel? I suggest describing each of the 3 major dilemmas separately, then describing how it makes you feel. Use the ideas and information from your visuals, and some of the related terms and/or phrases you have read or heard to help explain yourself. You can also try to answer your own questions: What do I know about Slavery in America? Why is learning about this and remembering what happened important?

The 3 Colonial Regions!
(Your Colonial Regions Chart and Map will come in handy here!)

Please neatly fill in the the chart below.

Colonial Region:

For Questions 10 – 13, You are only writing the name of the colonial region on the line.

10. Religion was very important to the colonists living in this colonial region. Most colonists living in this region were Puritans. This region was home to leaders like Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson who helped lay the foundation for freedom of religion in this country.
Please write your answer here: _____________________________________________

11. This colonial region has the warmest climate, longest growing season, and an economy based on cash crop plantations where slave labor was used to increase profits.
Please write your answer here: _____________________________________________

12. In which colonial region could you hang out with William Penn and the Duke of York, and be part of a diverse population where the economy is based on mining valuable minerals such as iron? This region is also known as the "breadbasket" of the colonies because they grew so much wheat.
Please write your answer here: _____________________________________________

13. Which colonial region has has freezing cold winters, rocky soil, plentiful forests, and easy access to the Atlantic Ocean because of nearby rivers and bays?
Please write your answer here: _____________________________________________

Infomercial Break!
Questions 1 - 7 refer to the colony infomercials we created. Please write the name of the correct colony below each question.

1. Which colony was started by Catholics?

2. Which colony was occupied by debtors from England, and helped protect the other colonies from the Spanish in Florida?

3. England captured this colony from the Dutch and renamed it?

4. Which colony was the first to offer complete religious freedom?

5. This colony was founded by a Quaker named William Penn?

6. Most of the colonists that lived in this colony were Puritans, and only male members of the Puritan Church could vote.

The 3 Major Dilemmas!

1. What were the 3 Major Dilemmas enslaved Africans faced?
Please write your answers below in the correct order:




2. European traders came to West Africa offering cloth, rum, tobacco, and other goods in exchange for slaves. Then, Europeans began offering something else that changed life in West Africa forever. What was it?

3. Why was it was hard for West African villages to resist taking part in the slave trade?

4. Briefly describe the conditions on board a slave ship headed to the Americas.

5. How would you describe the process of a slave auction?

6. Describe three different ways how slaves may have reacted to their new life on the plantation?

Journal Entry!
I want you to pretend that you are a West African caught up in the slave trade. Write a journal entry describing one day of your life. You can choose to write about your life in West Africa just prior to your capture, your experiences on board a slave ship, your arrival in North America, or all three! Think about the play doh activity, and the discussions you've had with your group. Please keep in mind that slavery is an extremely sensitive subject, and any inappropriate comments or language will be dealt with accordingly. Remember that you do have the option of working on this throughout the unit, asking me for help during ELT, and turning in quality copy on the day of the test. This will excuse you from having to compose it during the test. Please take my advice :) I'm looking forward to reading what you come up with! You have creative control over this but please make sure your entry includes these details to receive full credit or more!

Historically accurate and appropriate description or story of what happened to you on that day or days.
Mention at least one the 3 dilemmas you faced.
Reflections of how you dealt with the dilemma and why you reacted the way that you did.
Correct Capitalization and Punctuation.
Obvious Effort.

List all 13 British Colonies, spelled and capitalized correctly, and write down all 7 of the catchy slogans our colonial marketing teams came up with!

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