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Using the State Curriculum: Social Studies, Grade 8

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Standard 5.0 History

Topic C. Conflict between Ideas and Institutions

Indicator 4. Analyze the institution of slavery and its influence on societies in the United States

Objective b. Analyze the experiences of African-American slaves, and free blacks

Resource Links

http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=280
Excellent lesson illustrating the experiences of enslaved African Americans using the letters of an enslaved woman to her family.
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/
This is an excellent resource of primary sources of slave narratives
http://valley.vcdh.virginia.edu/govdoc/fblack.early.html
Interesting registry of free blacks.
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/voices/vfssp.html
Slave narratives with photos and sound files of the actual interviews.
http://www.loc.gov/topics/content.php?subcat=7
Resource links on Slavery and Abolition, from the Library of Congress
/toolkit/vsc/resource_links/social_studies/grade8/5C4b.xml
Resources for Objective 5.C.4.b:
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