Lesson: The Agricultural South
Day I: History of the South
The South PPT
Show students a PowerPoint on the south. Breifly review or discuss the origins of slavery in the United States, and the origins of the Triangular slave trade
The PowerPoint can be used with the student component worksheet or can be developed to be an interactive on a SmartBoard!
Day 2: Slave Revolts
Go over slave revolts with the students and talk about famous ones.
Show clips from the film Amistad. In particular show the scene where John Quincy Adams gives his closing arguments to the Supreme Court. The kids LOVE this scene!
Especially the last line ".... and if it means civil war, let it come. And may it finally be the last battle of the American Revolution."
Last of the Mohicans, Amistad, and Glory are hands down student favorites! :-)
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