Teaching Hard History Text Library

Welcome to the Teaching Hard History Text Library. This collection includes more than 100 primary sources selected to support robust teaching and learning about the Key Concepts and Summary Objectives found in A Framework for Teaching American Slavery. The texts are also mapped to the four domains of the Social Justice Standards. Each includes a set of text-dependent questions.

Text Type
Grade Level
Social Justice Domain
Subject

114 Texts

Visual

Branding Slaves

This is an image of enslavers burning brands into the skin of people they enslaved, this engraving illustrates the way that enslaved people were treated as property.
Grade Level
William O. Blake
Subject
History
Geography
Social Justice Domain