Grades 4 and 5: African American Studies-Slavery (K.White, librarian)

Via the triangle trade route, an estimated 8 to 15 million captive Africans were brought to America between the 16th and 19th centuries. Using primary and secondary materials, as well as fiction, we are exploring slavery-the life of slaves on southern plantations and the Underground Railroad.

Students acted out a slave’s day noting what the slave quarters were like; what food they ate; and the work of picking cotton. We learned about the cotton plant and the importance and value of cotton. coton slave-family slaves kids

Students studied the life of the very brave Harriet Tubman. We were amazed to discover she returned 17 times to the South to help slaves escape on the Underground Railroad!

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