Teaching Critical Thinking Creatively
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Social Studies – History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies – History)
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Activities, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
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Your students will be enthralled with voices from the past through this stations activity. Students will visit 8 stations discussing the lives of people in slavery. Most of the documents come from the stories of those who lived through slavery, and I included a photograph of the individual when possible. They will take notes as they visit each station and read the words of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, see the scars of a slave known only as Gordon, and examine the experience of many others. This documents will spark discussion, and peak your students’ curiosity. There are 27 primary sources in all, and 8 stations for students to visit, including:
The digital version of this lessons includes the same primary sources, however, they have been all placed on one slide to make it easier for students to access. The graphic organizer is included with the primary sources so that students can just click back and forth to complete the lesson. You can learn more from a preview of a lesson plan here.
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