Teaching Hard History Student Quizzes

Educators looking for a way to broach the topic of slavery in 6-12 classrooms can begin with these quizzes.

The American Slavery Quiz includes 12 questions, each mapped to the Key Concepts that underpin A Framework for Teaching American Slavery. Use it as a formative assessment to focus instruction or as an introduction to inspire student engagement. The American Slavery Quiz 2.0 includes 10 additional questions aligned with the Key Concepts.

We hope these quizzes will serve as a starting point toward understanding the gaps in your students’ previous education and as a tool to help you teach this hard history robustly and effectively.

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Abolitionists William Still, Sojourner Truth, William Loyd Garrison, unidentified male and female slaves, and Black Union soldiers in front of American flag

Applications Are Now Live for LFJ Teaching Hard History Fall 2022 Cohorts

Teaching Hard History Professional Learning Cohorts provide educators the chance to deeply engage with Learning for Justice Teaching Hard History: American Slavery framework, collaborate with LFJ staff and 25 other cohort members across the country, and gain insights and feedback on implementation—all at no cost. Submit your application today!

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