Teacher Lesson Ideas

Who Do You Trust?

This lesson provides a solid example of one of the many facets of slavery in colonial North America. Many of our students have preconceived ideas about slavery; this exercise explores several of them. The students soon realize that some of their notions are correct, some are not, and others need more investigation before they can be sure of what they believe. This critical review opens doors for many other historical discoveries.

Cray Warner
Alice Birney Middle School, SC
2003 Lowcountry Institute

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