A History of Slavery in America Webquest with Key- this is a 10 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 23 questions from the history.com website.
Students will be asked to watch a video which will explain the origins of slavery in America. An article with a detailed accounting of the history of slavery in America is also required reading before beginning the webquest. The emergence of slavery and its use in tobacco cultivation, the emergence of cotton as an economic driver of slavery, the poor treatment of slave by their masters, the drive of abolitionists, the conflict between the North and South when determining a slave state or non-slave state, the Civil War, Emancipation, and the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments, are all covered in this activity.
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.