To identify and evaluate ways in which
enslaved people resisted the institution of
Each of these nine things stands for one
method that enslaved people used to
resist and fight against the system that
made them slaves.
How many do you think you will
remember at the end of the lesson?
Choose a target figure and put your
name under that number on the board.
Famous Slave rebellions
• Toussaint l’Ouverture - French
• Gabriel Prosser’s Rebellion 1799
• Amistad: Slave ship rebellion 1839
• John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry 1859
• Escape group 1850-1860s: underground
It’s time to set
task is to create
a human diamond
4 5 6
1) Rank these 9 means
of resistance in order
of HOW EFFECTIVE
2) Then you must
organise your group into
a diamond shape like
this. The person with
the most effective way
is at the top then work
your way down to the
least effective at the
Can you do it?
4 5 6
Now rank these 9
means of resistance
in order of HOW
BRAVE slaves would
have to be to do it.
4 5 6
And finally, rank
these means of
resistance in order
were to the wealth
of the plantation
4 5 6
• Write a paragraph explaining which two
methods of resistance are the most
effective. Fully justify your answer.
Three is the magic number
Get into groups of three.
In these groups decide on the most
important type of resistance that we
have looked at today.
Using your whiteboards write a PEE
paragraph using one board for the
Point, one for the Evidence and one for
Remember my challenge...
How many forms of resistance can you
Write them down on your whiteboard and
then hold them up so I can see!
Look at the board. Were you right?