This lesson plan is designed:
- To introduce students to the Amistad Incident.
- To highlight Social pressure on the judicial process and ethical dilemmas that can arise in the pursuit of justice.
- To encourage critical thinking about the value of history.
- To examine the role culture differences play in society, and individual lives, through the experiences of Amistad Africans and its supporters.
This lesson plan was part of the Gateway to Dayton Teaching American History: Citizenship, Creativity, and Invention project which was sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council and was a National Endowment for the Humanities We The People project.
This lesson plan was created between 2003-2005.
(2003). Amistad Incident: Grade 8 American History Lesson Plan. .