Slavery in the Americas during the Age of Exploration
Slavery during the Age of Exploration
Aim: How did slavery grow in the Americas and what was its impact?
Included in this resource:
• Title page
• Do Now/Motivation questions based on map
• A Slave's Voyage reading passage with images
• The Middle Passage primary source document with scaffolding questions
• Application/Closing/Higher Order thinking question
• Answer Key for Teachers
Students will study and analyze the growth of slavery in the Americas: importation of slaves; Middle Passage, Triangular Trade, primary source account; classroom simulation
Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary; writing/discussion based on argument
Differentiation: questions are scaffolded; cooperative (students can work with a partner for reading and questions based upon teacher's discretion); simulation/role-playing
★★ NOTE: Included with this product is a photograph of the "ship" I create in my classroom. To understand thoroughly what it was like to be transported on a slave-trade ship, I have about 12 students sit crowded into that area of the floor in the classroom. I then have them link arms to simulate the cramped quarters of the ship. They stay in the "ship" for about 5 minutes and they begin to very much understand the close quartered conditions !
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Growth of Slavery in the Americas Google Drive ASSL
Digital Paper by Christi Fultz and Ashley Hughes
© 2012 A Social Studies Life
For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.