Practically all the work is done for you! This packet includes an excerpt from "The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano" (pub. 1790), who was kidnapped by African Slave Traders and transported to Barbados, and then colonial Virginia. Have your students collaborate to find meanings of words, engage in meaningful classroom discussions on challenges facing Olaudah, and end this unit with having your students write an opinion piece with supporting evidence and examples. This Packet includes the following: Instructional Sequence lesson plan, Primary Source excerpt from Olaudah's narrarative, Collaborative Dictionary, What We Know page, Words/Phrases to Clarify Page, PowerPoint Presentation on slavery images, Brainstorming Chart, and a Self-Check Rubric for a 5 Paragraph Essay. This is a perfect Common Core lesson that will really reach your students!