"Map Showing the Distribution of the Slave Population of the Southern States..."
Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division
This map shows the percentage of slaves in the population of each of the counties of the southern states. It was sold to raise money for sick and wounded soldiers in the Union army, and was drawn based on information from the census of 1860.
The Next Electronic Field Trip
is Harsh World, This World
November 17, 2011
Find sources of federal funding for EFTs in this PDF.
Downloadable American History
Lesson Plans from
and Colonial Williamsburg
National Council for Social Studies Conference: Washington, D.C., Dec. 24
Colonial Williamsburg will be presenting three sessions at the NCSS annual conference this year:
The Great Debate: Digital Technology for the American History Learner
Friday 12/2, 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Friday 12/2, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Saturday 12/3, 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Sing Freedom, See Freedom: African American Primary Sources for Kids
Sunday 12/4, 8:00-10:00 a.m.
We will also have exhibit space at booth 508.
11/07: Inventing the Submarine
11/14: A Method for Madness
11/21: Indians and the Thanksgiving Story
11/28: Seperate and Unequal
The Idea of America
A digital American history program that inspires and prepares high school students for active citizenship, developed by Colonial Williamsburg and distributed by Pearson Education.
Funding available for
Electronic Field Trips
In the years slavery was legal in this country, the census recorded the enslaved population of each state. In this lesson, students will use census data and maps relating to the enslaved population and the U.S. population as a whole to answer questions about population density, migration patterns, and the changing nature of slavery in the United States from 1790 to 1830.
Colonial Williamsburg offers a variety of quality
instructional materials about 18th-century
- Slave's Bag Hands-on History Kit
- From Ear to Ear CD-ROM
- No Master Over Me EFT on DVD
21st Century Award
for Best Practices in Distance Learning, preK–12
United States Distance Learning Association, 2010
Distinguished Achievement Award Finalist 2011
Association of Educational Publishers
Quotation of the Month
"...they earnestly entreat your serious attention to the Subject of Slavery, that you will be pleased to countenance the Restoration of liberty to those unhappy Men, who alone, in this land of Freedom, are degraded into perpetual Bondage, and who, amidst the general Joy of surrounding Freemen, are groaning in Servile Subjection..."
—Benjamin Franklin, in a petition from the Pennsylvania Society for the Abolition of Slavery, February 3, 1790.
Colonial Williamsburg for Teachers
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