As you explore the many stories of slavery in America, collect notes, observations, reactions, questions and powerful words and phrases on America’s story of slavery from the resources provided.
COLLECTION = NOTES, QUESTIONS, AND FOUND POETRY WORD BANK
You may collect notes however you see fit, either electronically or by hand. Please keep in mind that you will utilize these notes upcoming Creation project. Please be sure to note in some way what information you take from which sources so that you can return to those sources later!
Here is a GoogleDoc you may utilize for notes, if you’d like.
Either in your notes or as a separate piece of your Collection, create a found poetry word bank of words, phrases, lines, and sentences from sources that you think you might use to create your found poetry!
Sources for Your Collection
Also utilize the Slavery, “The Peculiar Institution” page — especially the videos!
- Slavery Comes to America Reading
- Go to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, a museum we will visit in April!
- Take an Interactive Tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture @ Smithsonian Magazine
- Slavery–The Peculiar Institution @ African-American Odyssey @ LOC
- Facts about the Slave Trade and Slavery PDF @ Gilder Lehrman
- Slavery and the Making of America @ PBS
- A Year in the Life: Pages from A Plantation Account Book @ PBS’s “Slavery and the Making of America”
- Narratives of Enslaved Peoples, including Solomon Northup and Harriet Jacobs
- Images related to Slavery and Enslaved Peoples
- Slavery in America @ The History Channel
- African American Spirituals @ LoC
- Sweet Chariot: The Story of the Spirituals
- Negro Spirituals
- 60 Minutes: The Slave Ship
You are of course welcome to Collect and Create from our other major topics in this unit, as well:
- Narratives of Enslaved People
- Poems and Slavery in Poetry and Poetry in Slavery
- Calhoun and Truth
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Dr. Walczak’s found poem:
Mr. Taft’s found poem: