This is a 1 page reading plus 1 page of questions. It chronicles the use of slave labor to cultivate sugar during the Ages of Exploration and Colonization. It specifically describes the demand for sugar, the brutal nature of the sugar plantation, slavery in Latin America, and the use of molasses as a by product of sugar production. This is designed for middle school or high school students. The reading is visually appealing and broken into chunks. It can be used for classwork, homework, research or as a platform for projects. Questions are content based and designed to target essential content acquisition. This product is a Common Core aligned, short (one page), non-fiction reading with text dependent questions.
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Sugar and Slaves
by Lauri Secker
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License