Essential Questions for Unit 1
1. How did Africans in America maintain West African traditions? What are the evidences of this?
2. How did economic and geographical factors shape the spread of slavery and the lead to varied experiences of blacks in America (North vs. South)?
3. How did Native and African alliances contribute to unrest in the colonial period and early national periods?
4. How was the practice of slavery reconciled with Christianity and the ideals of natural rights?
5. How did Enlightenment, revolutionary, and religious ideologies impact enslaved and free Africans in the Colonial and early national period?
6. How did the experiences of free Africans differ from the enslaved?
7. How did the enslaved resist and rebel in the colonial and early national period?
8. Who were the religious and business leaders that emerged in the early national period? What solutions did they provide for slavery and what services did they provide for black communities?
NC Essential Standards for Unit 1
AAS.C&G.1.3Analyze political, constitutional and legal decisions and de facto practices to understand their impact on the lives of African Americans.
AAS.C.1.1Analyze the impact of assimilation, stereotypes, and oppression on the lives of African Americans.
AAS.C.1.2Analyze ways in which African Americans have retained cultural identity over time while adapting to mainstream American culture.
AAS.C.1.4Analyze the various cultural practices that have shaped the individual and collective identity of African Americans over time to understand shared and differing experiences.
AAS.E.1.1 Analyze the economic development of African American groups and communities in terms of challenges to standard of living.
AAS.G.1.1Analyze the physical and human characteristics of various places and regions to understand the connection to African American identities and cultures.
AAS.G.1.2Explain the reasons for and effects of forced and voluntary migration on societies, individuals and groups throughout African American history.
AAS.G.1.4Explain how region has impacted political perspectives, economic decisions and cultural practices of African American communities.
AAS.G.2.1Use geographic data in order to understand economic, political, cultural and social patterns within African American communities.
AAS.G.2.2Use maps, charts, graphs, photographs, geographic data and available technology tools to make inferences about African American life.
AAS.H.1.1Use primary and secondary sources to interpret various historical perspectives.
AAS.H.1.4Analyze how historical context shape and continue to shape people's perspectives
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