Teaching Hard History Student Quiz

Educators looking for a way to broach the topic of slavery in 6-12 classrooms can begin with this short quiz. All 12 questions are mapped to the Key Concepts that underpin A Framework for Teaching American Slavery. Use it as a formative assessment to see how your students score on specific questions. Then, determine which topics might inspire student engagement and decide where to focus your instruction.

We hope this quiz 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.