Nat Turner's Rebellion Primary Source Worksheet

Rated 4.88 out of 5, based on 74 reviews
74 Ratings
Students of History
Grade Levels
8th - 12th
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Google Apps™
4 pages
Share this resource
Report this resource to TPT
Students of History
Includes Google Apps™
The Teacher-Author indicated this resource includes assets from Google Workspace (e.g. docs, slides, etc.).


This worksheet includes a stunning 2-page excerpt from Nat Turner's jailhouse "Confessions" regarding the uprising of enslaved men he led in Virginia in 1831. It includes graphic details of how he and his followers went from house to house in Southampton County before he went into hiding and was eventually caught.

It includes an introduction that explains the context of the rebellion and its repercussions. Following the excerpt are 6 reading comprehension questions, most of which require the students to reflect critically about what they read. An answer key is included as well.

This is a fantastic reading as it paints a vivid image of the horrors of this rebellion and how it led to worse treatment for slaves prior to the Civil War.

An editable Google Docs version of the resource is also included!

Thanks for looking!

Please take a moment to "Like" my page on Facebook for frequent updates, giveaways, links and more! Thanks!

Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
Report this resource to TPT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TPT’s content guidelines.


to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.


Questions & Answers


Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up