US History - Crown and Colony - Lesson 2
In this lesson we dive into slavery and the rise of an American consumerism with the new gentry. We take a in-depth look at the Middle Passage as well as some famous events involving slave rebellions. Then we shift gears to focus on those that benefited economically from indentured servitude and slavery.
Students will get a viewing of the movie, Amistad (which is one of a few movies that I show to my students). They will also play journalists reporting on slave rebellions and famous court trials. Finally, they will examine personally the lives of the very rich and the very poor in 18th century colonial America.