Last week I asked them to create some kind of image representation of a primary source document and how it helped answer our essential question:
Was the Antebellum North really morally and economically opposed to slavery?
You see, my New England students have traditionally been taught that the South favored slavery and the North opposed it. But that is not entirely true. Our nation's history of racial discrimination is anything but black and white. So, here are the instructions they received based on primary sources from Lowell, Massachusetts:
|Students used apps like Paper, Penultimate, Educreations, and the Camera Roll to carry out this short activity.|
Here are some examples of the documents and their analytical images:
|This graphic shows how Lowell textile factories needed cotton, and therefore their success demanded more slaves to produce that cotton in the South.|