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

127 Texts

Literature

Thomas H.

Thomas was born into slavery and lived a harsh life, but he was finally able to escape and reunite with his family.
Grade Level
Lauryn Mascareñaz
Topic
Subject
History
Social Justice Domain
Literature

Songs of Zion

A young enslaved girl talks about the importance of Negro spirituals and Sunday church service to the lives of enslaved Africans.
Grade Level
3-5
Dorothy H. Price
Topic
Subject
History
Social Justice Domain