Subjects & Disciplines
- Evaluate and gather relevant information from sources to convey an idea with evidence and reasoning.
- Identify and clearly explain the theme and purpose of their mini-exhibit in written form.
- Evaluate and apply their understanding of the museum standards to create a cohesive mini-exhibit on slavery.
- Determine the possible impact of a Clotilda exhibit for the people of Africatown.
- Make connections between the experience of Africatown and their own communities.
- Identify causes and effects of the changes in Africatown from when it was first founded to now.
- Engage in collaborative discussions to understand the perspectives and interpretations of multiple texts.
- Draw evidence from and evaluate informational texts and images to explain how it contributes to the transatlantic slave trade.
- Read to understand and explain multiple perspectives and the long-term impacts affecting slave-holding communities in terms of laws, social mores, economics, and education.
- Project-based learning
- Cooperative learning
- Guided listening
- Information organization
- Multimedia instruction
21st Century Student Outcomes
- Information, Media, and Technology Skills
- Learning and Innovation Skills
- Life and Career Skills
- 21st Century Themes
Critical Thinking Skills
- Geographic Skills
Connections to National Standards, Principles, and Practices
What You’ll Need
The resources are also available at the top of the page.
- Internet Access: Required
- Internet access: Required
- Tech Setup: 1 computer per classroom, 1 computer per learner, 1 computer per pair, Color printer, Mobile data device (smartphone or tablet), Monitor/screen, Printer, Projector, Speakers, Word processing software
- Computer lab
- Heterogeneous grouping
- Large-group instruction
- Large-group learning
- Small-group instruction
- Small-group learning
- Small-group work
- When considering what should become of the remains of the Clotilda, one factor to consider is the condition of the wreck and what can be raised. That entails more than just technical help and funding, but what is required to preserve the wreck once it comes out of the water. That is a complex question involving chemistry and conservation science.
Recommended Prior Lessons
ending or wiping out of something, usually referring to the ending of slavery.
small community located about three miles north of Mobile, Alabama, that was founded by previously enslaved people, many of whom were originally brought to the United States on the Clotilda, the last-known slave ship, after the prohibition of the import of enslaved people.
material remains of a culture, such as tools, clothing, or food.
unified or sticking together.
social group whose members share common heritage, interests, or culture.
tool to enhance the teaching and learning process; highlighting strengths and achievements as well as areas for improvement.
learned behavior of people, including their languages, belief systems, social structures, institutions, and material goods.
difference or inequality.
scientific study of individual cultures and customs, often associated with anthropology.
display, often in a museum.
good or service traded to another area.
area used to display groups of material organized by type.
cultural or family background.
good traded from another area.
growth of machine production and factories.
material, ideas, or history passed down or communicated by a person or community from the past.
moral characteristics and customs of a community.
point of view or way of looking at a situation.
status of having very little money or material goods.
to maintain and keep safe from damage.
able to support all of one's basic needs without assistance.
buying, selling, or exchanging of goods and services.
For Further Exploration
Articles & Profiles
- NPR: The History of Museums, ‘The Memory of Mankind’
- Revealing Benin: Cudjo Lewis, From Benin to Alabama
- Southern Poverty Law Center: Teaching Hard History
- NPR: Alabama’s Africatown Hopes for Revival After Slave Ship Discovery
- PBS: Restoring Ancient Artifacts: What Does it Take?
- ASCD: Introducing the Museum Project
- Slave Voyages: Slave Ship in 3D Video
- UCI: Transatlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes
- TedEd: The Atlantic Slave Trade: What Too Few Textbook Told You
- TedEd: Why Do We Have Museums?