This activity has students examine Bacon's Rebellion and analyze its role in the rise of slavery in the English North American colonies. There is also a primary source activity included that examines Governor Berkeley's perspective on labor issues in the Virginia colony.
Note: Your students will need access to either the internet, a textbook, or an article that at the very least provides a detailed description on the events of Bacon's Rebellion. There are several located on the internet. My students use one located at the following website: