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If you struggle with getting your students to use evidence to back up their arguments, try this resource. As always, primary source documents are included. There is reading, writing and room for annotations. It is a proven fact that students who read and discuss what they've read, show improvements in writing. So let's get them doing all three.
The major argument here is that slavery is immoral because of the affect it has on families. I usually like to use a modern day video resource here too of a mother being separated from her children and for ESL learners who might be new to the country, they know all too well what it is like to be separated from their loves ones.
Finally, as with most of my resources, this product is available in English or Spanish.