Slavery in Missouri
published on: 6/21/2004
Contributing Teacher(s): Brian Latham
Social Studies/U.S. History Grade Range: Middle Grades (6-8) Materials Needed:
Information from and a scheduled visit to the below mentioned museum.
Grade Range: Middle Grades (6-8)
Objective:Students will be able to make realistic observations about artifacts connected to the life of slaves in Missouri. Students will be able to describe the living conditions for slaves in pre-Civil War Missouri. Students will be able to list the laws regarding the economic and political situation of slaves in Missouri. Students will be able to assimilate historical information and use it creatively and effectively.
- Goal 1.1 develop questions and ideas to initiate and refine research
- Goal 1.8 organize data, information and ideas into useful forms (including charts, graphs, outlines)
- Social Studies 2. Continuity and change in the history of Missouri, the United States and the world
- Social Studies 6. Relationships of the individual and groups to institutions and cultural traditions
Time Allowance: 4 1/2 hours
Description: Learn about slavery and African-American culture in Missouri. -- Civil War, Missouri History
The teacher must prepare the students for the museum visit with an introduction
to the history of slavery in general and then in Missouri in particular. The
teacher must explain the purpose of the journal to be created and model for
the students what is deemed to be acceptable work. The teacher should help
the students create some guiding questions to help them make the most of their
field trip. The teacher should prepare themselves to make the most of the
museum tour by having taken it themselves and thus being able to supplement
the work of the guide.
After input from the teacher, students will make a timeline of slavery in
the U.S., with relevant dates significant for Missouri included. Student will
prepare a list of 20 questions which they hope to have answered by their museum
visit The student upon returning will take what they have learned and create
a journal with at least 10 entries and appropriate dates, which tells the
story about slave life in Missouri (see the scoring guide provided).
Students will have their journals assessed according to a scoring guide which they will be given at the beginning of the assignment and which is attached here.
Slavery in Missouri Journal
Create an identity that is relevant and appropriate. Include at least 10 general
historical facts about U.S. and Missouri History from this time period. Give
an account of the average family life for slaves in the Ozarks. Give an account
of the work and economic situation for slaves at this time. Describe the political
and legal situation for slaves at this time. Mention at least 3 relevant historical
figures. List at least 3 historical events and their impact of the personage
which you have created. There should be at least 10 entries with a minimum
of 50 words for each.
EACH ITEM CARRIES THE POTENTIAL OF 5 POINTS.
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