Lesson Plans

The Middle Passage: Universally Shared if Not Individually Experienced

Students in Grade 11 and Grade 12 will read and compare three narratives of enslaved people–Venture Smith, Olaudah Equiano, and Kossula–and create projects based on their experiences in order to understand the details andcultural significances of the Middle Passage and its lasting impact.

AfricaTown: Food, Identity, and Resistance

Students in Grades 9 through 12 will learn about food traditions from West Africa and trace their evolution and connection to well-known, traditional Southern dishes in order to understand food as an expression of culture and the influence of West African and African American traditions on Southern food culture.