Life on a Slave Plantation

This outstanding lesson has been designed to help students understand the daily challenges facing slaves living on a plantation either in the Carribbean or the southern United States. It is a shocking but engaging lesson that forms part of series on the history of slavery . It comes with both a worksheet and a PowerPoint and a wide range of tasks and activities that are suitable for the full ability range.

When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a four page worksheet as well as a twenty slide PowerPoint Presentation. The worksheet includes detailed information, historical sources and differentiated questions on everyday life in the plantation, the treatment of slaves and their punishments. The PowerPoint includes aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes as well as a variety of starters, plenaries, information slides, historical sources,video clips, tasks and additional activities to help support the lesson. These have been organised in such a way that that they can be used alongside the worksheet. For more information, please see the detailed preview.

The aims and objectives of this lesson are:

Theme: Rights and Freedoms
Know: What was it like to be sold at auction?
Understand: How were slaves treated on the plantation?
Evaluate: Why were some slaves treated better than others?
Skills: Enquiry, Source Analysis and Team Work

WILF – What Am I Looking For?
Identify & describe: What was it like to be sold at auction?
Explain: How were slaves treated on the plantation?
Analyze: Why were some slaves treated better than others?

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Created: Sep 4, 2019

Updated: Sep 29, 2019

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