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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: Africans in America
Submitted by: William Paquette on Aug 30, 2007
Date Last Modified: Aug 30, 2007
Title: Slavery in America
Description: Africans in America traces slavery in the United States from 1450 to 1865, using historical narratives, images, documents, stories, biiographies, and commentaries.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Supplemental Activity, Unsupervised
Time Required 5-6 hours
Topics: United States History Antebellum South African-American History
Course: United States History
Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, High School
Prerequisites Skills: None.
Learning Objectives: To enalbe students to learn how slavery lived before the Civil War and what attempts were in place to end slavery.
Technical Notes: None.
Text of Learning Exercise: CLICK "go to material." Enter the site. CLICK 1831-1865. Read "Judgment Day." CLICK Narrative. READ: Introduction, Map: Coast to Coast, Antebellum Slavery, Abolitionism, Fugitive Slaves and Northern Racism, Westward Expansion, and The Civil War. Write a 6-8 page paper anwering the following questions: 1) Describe te life of a slave before 1861, 2) Between 1831 and 1961, what methods were used to end slavery by the North and to protect and promote it by the South?, 3) Why did the Civil War become th eonly way to end slavery?
Assessment: 6-8 page paper.
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