Transatlantic slave trade and civil rights projects

Part 1: Transatlantic slave trade project – Choose one of the following topics and present to the class a full discussion detailing historical and social facts about the topic and time period.  You are required to have a set of annotated notes to present class and must be submitted to turnitin.com. The notes must include a MLA heading, detail one to two pages of cited notes, be double-spaced, and have a separate works cited page citing your research. You must use a minimum of two sources.

  1. Tribal origins – Shaka Zulu, Shangaan _______________________________
  2. Slave ships – Middle passage             _______________________________
  3. Oluadah Equiano _______________________________
  4. Thomas Thistlewood _______________________________
  5. Life in plantations – “seasoning” _______________________________
  6. Freedom and resistance – Amistad _______________________________
  7. Emancipation Proclamation _______________________________
  8. Pro-slavery Abolitionists _______________________________
  9. Anti-slave trade law of 1804 _______________________________
  10. Peculiar institution                         _______________________________
  11. Sojourner Truth’s diary _______________________________
  12. Harriet Tubman – underground Railroad _______________________________
  13. Nat Turner’s rebellion _______________________________

Annotated Notes and presentation must include the following:

  1. Definition of concept
  2. Detail historical significance and impact on culture
  3. Resolution (if any) of problem/incident
  4. Modern affects, modern outcomes
  5. Does it fit the UN genocide pact – explain
  6. Video clip, images and map
  7. Works cited and all notes parenthetically cited

Be sure to properly cite all work according to MLA. Hard copy of notes must be turned in as well as submitted to turnitin.com.
Part 1 due: ________________

Part 2: Civil Rights Movement – Choose one of the following topics and present to the class a full discussion detailing historical and social facts about the topic and time period.  You are required to have a set of annotated notes to present class and must be submitted to turnitin.com. The notes must include a MLA heading, detail one to two pages of cited notes, be double-spaced, and have a separate works cited page citing your research. You must use a minimum of two sources.

  1. Million Man march/Martin Luther King _______________________________
  2. Birmingham bombing _______________________________
  3. Mississippi Burning – Andrew Goodman _______________________________
  4. Brown vs Board of Education _______________________________
  5. Alabama bus boycott – Rosa Parks _______________________________
  6. Emmitt Till massacre _______________________________
  7. Black Panthers/Malcom X _______________________________
  8. Civil Rights Act of 1968                               _______________________________
  9. George Wallace _______________________________
  10. Kent State Shootings _______________________________
  11. NAACP _______________________________
  12. Ku Klux Klan _______________________________
  13. Jim Crow Laws _______________________________

Annotated Notes and presentation must include the following:

  1. Definition of concept
  2. Detail historical significance and impact on culture
  3. Resolution (if any) of problem/incident
  4. Modern affects, modern outcomes
  5. Does it fit the UN genocide pact – explain
  6. Video clip, images and map
  7. Works cited and all notes parenthetically cited

Be sure to properly cite all work according to MLA. Hard copy of notes must be turned in as well as submitted to turnitin.com.
Part 2 due: ________________
 Part 3: Reflection – Create a one page double-spaced reflection on the information presented in part 1 and 2. What did you learn? How have your opinions changed about African American treatment in the United States? Do you understand how slave trade and slavery can lend to possible further hate crimes and the Holocaust? Does the prejudice differ when you apply the terms of time and circumstance? Number of individuals murdered? Give a full explanation on your thoughts of hate crimes and racial prejudice in the United States.
Reflection due:__________________