SS.5.A.4.6

Describe the introduction, impact, and role of slavery in the colonies.

Clarifications

Examples may include, but are not limited to, cultural contributions, skilled labor, the move away from indentured servitude, growth of plantations, differences in treatment of slaves by region and assigned job (house slave v. field slave).
General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 5
Strand: American History
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5021070: Social Studies Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
7721016: Access Social Studies - Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.5.A.4.In.5: Identify that farmers in the Southern Colonies were able to have large farms because they owned the slaves that worked on them.
SS.5.A.4.Su.5: Recognize that farmers in the Southern Colonies had large farms with slaves.
SS.5.A.4.Pa.5: Recognize that slaves were forced to work for others.

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Text Resource

Home at Mount Vernon:

This resource from George Washington's Mount Vernon contains a short play about the life of slaves, indentured servants, and others during the time of Washington's presidency. A narrative version, written as a story, is also available.

  • Students will learn about the various people who lived and worked at George Washington's Mount Vernon in the 18th century.
  • Students will understand the societal, cultural, and economic conditions of 18th century American life that sustained plantation life.

Type: Text Resource

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