The Lives of Enslaved People in the South Stations - Digital and Classroom Versions


Social Studies – History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies – History)
Grade Levels
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Resource Type
Activities, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
File Type
Zip (9 MB|38 pages)


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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:

  • House Slavery
  • Field Slavery
  • Housing Conditions
  • Food Rations
  • Clothing for Enslaved People
  • Punishment of Enslaved People
  • The Resistance of Enslaved People
  • The Resilience of Enslaved People

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.

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

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