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Hidden Histories: Using Archaeology to teach Slavery in the Secondary Classroom

Author(s): Lindsay Randall ; Bethany Jay

Year: 2017

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Summary

There are many challenges that educators face when teaching slavery in middle and high school classrooms. Archaeology-centered activities offer unique ways to talk about and incorporate histories often left out of the historical record in a manner that can engage students in important and meaningful conversations on the subject. The authors will share their experiences and strategies in using archaeology as a lens to talk with students and teachers about this important period in American history.


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Hidden Histories: Using Archaeology to teach Slavery in the Secondary Classroom. Lindsay Randall, Bethany Jay. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429262)


Keywords

General
Education Slavery

Geographic Keywords
North America - Northeast


Spatial Coverage

min long: -80.815; min lat: 39.3 ; max long: -66.753; max lat: 47.398 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 14857

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America