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.

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