Opposition to slavery in New France
In this critical challenge, students review background information (accessed online) about life and slavery in New France in the 1700s. Students then gather evidence from primary and secondary source documents to draw inferences about the existence of objectors to slavery during this time. From the perspective of an eighteenth century person objecting to slavery in New France, students write a letter to their family explaining their opposition to slavery and why their family should free the slaves they have in their house.
History, Social studies
Targeted grade range:
Middle (7-9), Senior (10-12)
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