Writing Historical Fiction Using Slavery and Amistad Revolt Sources

Monday 11:15 Room A-1

Presenter: James D’Acosta, Fairfield Warde High School

This flexible and dynamic unit uses primary source documents on slavery, the Amistad Revolt, and surviving plantation homes to teach students multiple issues related to slavery while writing historical fiction. Participants receive photocopies of newspapers with slave advertisements, documents about Jefferson’s slaves and about the Amistad Revolt.

Target Audience

  • Middle School
  • High School

Subject Area (Select a MAXIMUM of Three [3])

U.S. History