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Topic: Impact of slavery on African life 

United States History

 Standard 5.  Understands how the values and institutions of European economic life took root in the colonies and how slavery reshaped European and African life in the Americas
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands elements of African slavery during the colonial period in North America (e.g., relocation of enslaved Africans to the Caribbean and North America, the slave trade and "the middle passage")
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows about the relocation of enslaved Africans to the Caribbean
     2.Knows about the relocation of enslaved Africans to North America
     3.Knows about the slave trade (colonial period)
     4.Knows about "the middle passage"
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 4.Understands the social, cultural, and political events that shaped African slavery in colonial America (e.g., how slavery in African societies differed from chattel racial slavery in English colonies, influence of African heritage on efforts to develop a new African American culture, incidents of resistance to slavery, the introduction of crops by African slaves)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands social events that shaped African slavery in colonial America
     2.Understands cultural events that shaped African slavery in colonial America
     3.Understands political events that shaped the African slavery in colonial America
     4.Understands how slavery in African societies differed from chattel racial slavery in English colonies
     5.Understands the influence of African heritage on efforts to develop a new African American culture
     6.Knows about incidents of resistance to slavery
     7.Knows about introduction of crops by African slaves
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Understands the contributions of African slaves to economic development in the Americas (e.g., contributions of rice cultivation and cattle raising in South Carolina) and the transmission of African cultural heritage (e.g., through religious practices, dances, and work songs)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the contributions of rice cultivation to South Carolina’s economy
     2.Understands the contributions of cattle raising to South Carolina’s economy
     3.Understands how African religious practices transferred African cultural heritage to the Americas
     4.Understands how African dances transferred African cultural heritage to the Americas
     5.Understands how African work songs transferred African cultural heritage to the Americas