Each teacher, school and district has a unique way of writing and formatting lessons. We appreciate that diversity. These lessons were written by real teachers in real classrooms, and the style of each lesson reflects each teacher’s practice and expertise.
Although these were written for a specific classroom and grade level, they can be easily adapted for your class and grade.
Most students leave high school without an adequate understanding of the role slavery played in the development of the United States—or how its legacies still influence us today.
In an effort to remedy this, Teaching Tolerance developed a comprehensive guide for teaching and learning slavery at all grade levels. Freedom on the Move’s classroom strategies are each aligned to the Teaching Hard History standards.
Additional Resources for Educators
- Teaching Tolerance’s Teaching Hard History Framework
- Teaching Tolerance’s Teaching Hard History Podcast
- The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
- The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
- Library of Congress, Slavery in America
- Documenting the American South, The North American Slave Narratives
- Other Online Archives and Databases