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This worksheet allows students to use a primary source document to learn about plantation slavery in the South during the 1850s. I use this worksheet to help students better understand lack of rights and the abuses that slaves faced every day.
This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is print off the primary source from the following website for classroom use or direct students to the website to answer the worksheet questions:
The primary source document is labeled (Life on a Southern Plantation, 1854)
Students read the document and answer the questions on the worksheet. The worksheet includes 10 questions and has an answer sheet for the teacher. The worksheet can be used to generate classroom discussion or be used as homework. Feel free to modify this assignment as needed for your classes.
Please check out my other African American History and Civil Rights lesson plans.