With the implementation of the new Common Core Standards, teachers are looking for more ways to incorporate complex text into their classrooms. This lesson does just that. It begins with an introduction to Triangular Trade but then very quickly catapults students into anaylzing and picking apart two passages of complex text from a slave's perspective. The strategy used is a great one that you can then adapt for other high interest, complex pieces of writing. Try it- you and your students will love it!