Monday, August 31, 2009

Slavery Simulations

The following units/lesson plans simulate experiences relating to the issue of slavery in the United States.
  • Riding the Underground Railroad: This simulation involves having students simulate escaping the South until they are either captured or they reach their destination. Students play roles of abolitionist, Quaker, conductor, slave, and slave hunter and the slaves try to navigate through multiple states while interrupted by those of the other roles.
  • The Park: This StoryPath unit, created by Dr. Margrit McGuire, introduces students to community collaboration while having them face issues of conflict and prejudice in communities.
  • A Nation Divided: This StoryPath, also developed by Dr. Margrit McGuire, focuses on the Civil War era.

Google Lit Trips Assignment

For this Teaching American History Grant module, each participating teacher will either create or collaborate on the creation of at least five annotated placemarks in a Google Lit Trip relating to one of the grant provided children's books about slavery. Thank you to Jerome Burg, the creator of Google Lit Trips, for the resources and assistance he provided to make this assignment possible.

Assignment Description and Grading Rubric
TAH Resources for Creating Google Lit Trips (including HTML Code Recommendations)