North American Slavery Through the Eyes of the Enslaved
View the detailed Project Plan at the link above.
Student groups will choose subjects from a specific time period and tell the historical account from the slave's perspective. To present their stories, students will create Power Point Presentations.
Background Knowledge : Prior to starting this project, students will spend several monthsas they study the institution of slavery in the Americas. The class will view videos, both before and during the project. Among the videos will be Africans in America, Roots and Colonial Williamsburg's The Runaway. They will also hear audio recordings of former slaves recorded by the WPA in the 1930's which have been remastered and released by the Smithsonian Institute along with the companion book, Remembering Slavery.
We will use many resources and use primary sources
wherever possible, such as the WPA project Slave
Narratives. Many of those can be found at
After doing the research as a group, the stuidents
will plan and create a Power Point Presentation to
demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge by using
words, images and sounds in creative ways to retell
the slave narratives.
Coming Soon - Digital Video Projects Using Windows
Movie Maker or iMovie