Grade 5

How Did the Clotilda Africans Use Their Cultural Values To Build a New Life?

Historians look for context clues. In this lesson, students will read some context information to help them understand how slavery ended in the United States. Students will then read a series of excerpts from Mr. Lewis' story that explain how he and his community members faced the new conditions of freedom by working together, sacrificing, establishing rules, values, and even their own town called Africatown.

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