Resistance to Slavery - Students Analyze People and Events Related to Resistance


Grade Levels
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Social Studies – History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies – History)
Resource Type
Activities, Cooperative Learning
Formats Included
Zip, Google Apps™
15 printed + 7 slides

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With this lesson, students will analyze events/people who resisted slavery. There are 10 profiles, including:

  • Frederick Douglass
  • The Amistad
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • The Pearl Incident
  • William Lloyd Garrison
  • Angelina and Sarah Grimke
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Nat Turner
  • Denmark Vesey

Students will analyze each profile to answer some biographical questions, and then more critical thinking questions. There are many possibilities for formative assessment including, a Jamboard hexagonal activity for distance learning, hexagonal tiles for cooperative learning, and a mind map exit ticket. You can view more in the preview here.

Included in this resource:

  • A Powerpoint Version of the slides and handouts (editable)
  • A PDF Version of the slides and handouts (not editable)
  • A Google Slides Version (provided on the front page of the lesson plan by a link to make your own copy for editing)
  • A Detailed Lesson Plan
  • A Google Slides digital version of this lesson for distance learning
  • A Jamboard Hexagonal Activity for Distance Learning
  • Hexagonal Tiles for cooperative learning

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