Racial Tensions Today

How do we improve them?

Slavery and the Events Leading up to the Civil War

As we study the pre-Civil War time period, we will be studying the topic of slavery. The economic need for workers on Southern plantations in the New World led to around 10 million Africans being brought against their will to the New World. The story continued to be grim as generations of slaves were never given equality or treated as human beings. Even Amendments 13, 14, 15 to our U.S. Constitution did not bring social and economic equality that African Americans deserve as citizens of the United States.


In high school, you will be studying more about the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950's and 1960's and the gains made for racial equality. However, the recent events throughout our country have reminded us that the legacy of slavery is still problematic in America.

Why Hasn't America Moved Past the Legacy of Slavery?

We will look at different perspectives on racial problems today. The goal is to determine the extent to which the experience of slavery still haunts our country. Our final project will be to create a plan to improve race relations.

Mrs. Harper

Go to smore.com to practice creating a newsletter. Your plan will be due to me in a newsletter format and can contain pictures, text, audio, video, embed link, and a google form in a variety of formats.