Plan of Study

Theme 4: Race (Unit begins October 3)

Essential Question: Is racial distinction necessary? Should there be accommodations made to groups who have experienced discrimination based on race?

1st Day: American Indians and their encounters with the Europeans through Removal

The Important Stuff:

Early encounters (Spanish, French, English and the differences)

Lewis and Clark and Plains Indians

Tecumseh and Indian Resistance

Cherokee and Accommodation

Indian Removal

Maj Probs Chpt 1, pp. 5-11

Maj Probs Chpt 7, pp. 188 William Clark and Diplomacy with Native People

Maj Probs, Chpt 7, pp. 190-192 Red Jacket and Tecumseh

Maj Probs, Chpt 7, pp 197 The Cherokee

½ Read Maj Probs, Chpt 7, pp. 199 Dowd, “Indians Utilizing a Strategy of Armed Resistance”

½ Read Maj Probs, Chpt 7, pp. 207 Perdue, “Indians Using a Strategy of Accommodation”

2nd Day: The Slave’s World

The Important Stuff:

Middle Passage

Black Codes 1600s

Black Codes 1830s

Paternalism (from a society with slaves to a slave society)

Tobacco to Cotton

End of International Slave Trade and Domestic Slave Trade

David Walker’s Resistance and Nat Turner’s Rebellion

Maj Probs, Chpt 2, pp. 39 Virginia’s Statutes

Maj Probs, Chpt 2, pp. 41 William Byrd

Maj Probs, Chpt 2, pp. 42 African Olaudah Equiano

Maj Probs, Chpt 10, pp. 278 David Walker

CDROM Nat Turner Confession, pp. 349

Maj Probs, Chpt 12, pp. 337 NC Law and Samuel Cartwright

Maj Probs, Chpt 12, pp. 340-346 ALL Documents

3rd Day: Abolitionism

The Important Stuff:


Abolitionists (William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass)

Maj Probs, Chpt 10, pp. 279 William Lloyd Garrison

CDROM A Black Abolitionist Speaks Out, pp. 346

CDROM Harriet Beecher Stowe, pp. 360

CDROM National Convention of Colored People, pp. 361

CDROM Frederick Douglass Independence Day Speech, pp. 370

CDROM A White Southerner Speaks out Against Slavery, 377

DUE! Theme Wrap-Up Paper