Slavery and the Making of America

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/slavery/teachers/lesson1.html

This website is a great lesson idea to teach slavery to older elementary students. Slavery can be a difficult topic to teach because it deals with discrimination, segregation, and other ways people used to treat one another. It can be difficult to talk about when students are very diverse and understand that people used to treat each other that way. However, this lesson idea gives tools and ways to talk about them. Students will explore the point of view examination of American slavery. They will look for the world spread of slavery and what ways people chose in different areas to deal with them. This website has many links that are attached to it with lesson worksheets, websites, and videos that develop this idea in a way for students to understand at this grade level. It is important tool to help develop the knowledge of something so tragic during their age.

 

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