Through the video and notes, students learn how thecotton gintransformed slavery in the South as cotton became very profitable. Students learn how while the north prohibited slavery, they also needed it for their textile mills and about the lives of the enslaved people in the South. It teaches the hardships and work they did, living situation, and also the unique culture that developed including howmusic and religious practiceshelped them get by. Lastly, they learn how enslaved people resisted and sometimes fought back- includingNat Turner's Rebellion.
✅ The lessons cover state-standards while making sure the content is still interesting.
Antebellum Slavery ACTIVITY
After the video, notes, and quiz, students listen and read to "Black Spirituals"to learn how songs and music not only helped the enslaved find meaning and express their sorrows while also sometimes encoding messages on how to escape to the north on the Underground Railroad. Music and songs give us a unique look into the lives of enslaved people and their culture and your students will definitely remember this lesson!
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