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Sensational History Snip-Its Series - Martha Washington: Slave Owner

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The Sensational History Snip-Its Series promotes fascinating stories your students (and maybe you) have never heard. Bring history to life in your classroom by adding some dimension to our founding fathers (and mothers), historical events, documents, lifestyles, and people!

Synopsis: When most people think of Martha Washington, they think of a kind, matronly, dignified woman. These descriptions are all true, however, attitudes about slavery were different in the 18th century. Many people don't know that Martha Washington was actually a proud slave owner. She knew that slavery was necessary to help maintain her lifestyle. Read this article to learn about slavery in Martha's world and why she freed George Washington's slaves early.

I created this series because I began to think about the many historical places and teacher workshops I'd been to and the fascinating things I have learned over the years as a history teacher. Some of these things just don't fit into my traditional units, so I have decided to offer them as short history snip-its.

Sensational History Snip-Its articles with accompanying questions are perfect to use in many situations:
* Substitute plans
* Early finishers
* Cross-curricular activity to connect reading and social studies
* An exciting break from your regular unit of study
* Homework
* Advanced learning classrooms
* Extra credit assignments

This product is contained in an amazing bundle:
Sensational History Snip-Its Series BUNDLE

Be sure to check out my other Sensational History Snip-Its Articles. Here are some other topics:

Sensational History Snip-Its Series - Oney Judge: Runaway Slave Girl

Sensational History Snip-Its Series - Colonial Jails and Punishments

Sensational History Snip-Its Series - The Story of Nancy Hart

Sensational History Snip-Its Series - Colonial Burial Practices

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