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Slavery and the U.S. Constitution

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In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, students learn about the debate over slavery at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. Students develop their literacy skills as they explore a social studies focus on the changing perception of slavery in the new United States and the ways in which the debate over slavery affected the content of the Constitution. During this process, they read informational text, learn and practice vocabulary words, and explore content through videos and interactive activities.

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Funder: Early funding for Inspiring Middle School Literacy was provided by the Leon Lowenstein Foundation.
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