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Relocation of freed slaves

  1. 1. Relocation of Freed Slaves<br />Emily Huff<br />African American Geography<br />Spring 2011<br />
  2. 2. Origins of the lesson . .<br />http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=FB5CA834-84D6-4BB0-8E22-26530FB3E59A<br />
  3. 3. Dominican Republic<br />Review lesson on the Dominican Republic<br />Including the US Involvement in the war for independence with Haiti<br />
  4. 4. Day One: Entrance Ticket<br />Write three historical facts about the Dominican Republic?<br />Begin with an opening discussion reviewing yesterday's historical lesson about the Dominican Republic: Did the US have a right to get involved in the Dominican Republic's war for independence against Haiti?<br />
  5. 5. Day One: Annexation<br />What is annexation?<br />The incorporation of some territory into another geo-political entity.<br />In 1871, President Grant wanted to annex Santo Domingo.<br />
  6. 6. Day One: Annexation<br />Give the students small pieces of paper.<br />Have them answer/predict this question <br />Turn in papers and watch the film on Grant<br />While students are watching, look for “good” answers<br />In 1871, why would it be important for President Grant to try and annex Santo Domingo? (Why would the US want this?)<br />
  7. 7. Day One: Elevator Speech<br />What is your reaction to President Grants plan? (Including reaction to the outcome) <br />What do you think?<br />Edmodo Elevator Speech: type a 30-40 second answer in your own words (the time it would take to ride in an elevator)<br />
  8. 8. Edmodo Elevator Speech<br />
  9. 9. Day Two: Opening Poll<br />Is segregation considered wrong in America today?<br />Note the results of the poll.<br />Introduce the American Colonization Soceity<br />
  10. 10. American Colonization Society<br />John Randolph<br />Founded in 1816<br />Mission: support the return of free African Americans to greater freedom outside the United States<br />Most specifically a return to Africa<br />Key Members:<br />John Randolph<br />Francis Scott Key<br />Henry Clay<br />Thomas Jefferson<br />Abraham Lincoln<br />
  11. 11. American Colonization Society<br />Motives<br />African Americans facing discrimination that will never subside<br />They could never be fully integrated into society<br />Burden on society in the United States<br />Encourage rebellion of slaves<br />Liberia<br />Through purchase and conquest, United States began a colony.<br />Became independent country (Liberia) in 1847.<br />Proposed free nation for freed slaves.<br />
  12. 12. Day Two: Discussion Questions<br />Why were American leaders interested in moving freed slaves out of the continental United States? <br />Why were places such as Liberia and Santo Domingo chosen as possible relocation spots? <br />What caused American leaders to change their views so that today segregation is considered wrong?<br />
  13. 13. Day Two: Assessment<br />

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