These are the Web Resources to use for our “Pirates and Slavery” project. Use them as an alternative to google or random web sites/searches. In addition, use the sites on the right to get information, as well as the Brain Pop or World Book Online sites (get the passwords from my classroom ASAP!). In addition, use the extensive collection of books in my classroom. You may not take them home, but you may visit before/after school or during study hall.
Slavery and the Making of America – This site tells the history of American slavery from its beginnings in the British colonies to its end in the Southern states and the years of post-Civil War Reconstruction. Sections in this site are: Time and Place; Slave Memories; The Slave Experiences; and many more.
Slavery in America – related to above site by presenting companion information to the PBS program – Students can explore Roads to Freedom, the site’s interactive exhibition on slaves seeking liberty, complete with spoken narration and music. The site’s Narratives/Biographies section includes audio clips and texts from slaves, former slaves, and their descendants.
Understanding Slavery – An interactive world map traces the roots of slavery, while excerpts from an autobiography follow the life of one enslaved man from his childhood to his eventual freedom, and a graphic reenactment provides a detailed view of a slave auction. Site also includes teacher tips and other resources.
Voices from the days of Slavery – The almost seven hours of recorded interviews presented here took place between 1932 and 1975 in nine Southern states. Twenty-three interviewees, born between 1823 and the early 1860s, discuss how they felt about slavery, slaveholders, coercion of slaves, their families, and freedom. Several individuals sing songs, many of which were learned during the time of their enslavement. It is important to note that all of the interviewees spoke sixty or more years after the end of their enslavement, and it is their full lives that are reflected in these recordings. The individuals documented in this presentation have much to say about living as African Americans from the 1870s to the 1930s, and beyond.
More Slavery Sites:
The History of Piracy – A great site designed by historians to tell the history of specific pirates, their ships, flags, “acheivements,” etc. This site uses and references primary sources, so it’s legit and very useful.
Keneesaw University’s Resource Page – A legitimate, historically accurate site. It will link to about 30 other pages, with games, photos, WebQuests, and other activites you can use. Designed for students to use, with links to student projects, too.
A Neat Map designed by the North Carolina Department of Tourism. It shows the location of Pirate Haunts and believed crash sties.
North Carolina Maritime Muesuem – Lots of Blackbeard and other pirate info.
This is an interesting site run by “some guy,” but I can’t validate it’s accuracy. A lot of it looks good, but some of it looks very “raw,” and hasn’t been researched or checked to ensure accuracy. Use this site with caution, which means I suggest fact-checking anything you read on it.
AWESOME SITE with great info on pirate artifacts and treasures. Beware, though… they’ll try to lead you into their store, where lots and lots of cool stuff could be bought! Heck, you may even want to take a trip to Key West!