Ch 14: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: History of Slavery Globally

About This Chapter

In order for your students to be ready for the ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies exam, they need to go through this chapter. It contains useful resources to help the students quickly review the history of slavery.

ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: History of Slavery Globally - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, your students will have the opportunity to examine slavery in ancient history for the ISTEP+ Grady 7 Social Studies test. These topics are also covered:

  • Africa and its slave trade
  • Slaves in the Middle Passage
  • The Columbian Exchange
  • Triangular trade
  • Rise of the slave trade
  • Early American slavery
  • Emancipation of slaves and the abolitionist movement
  • Human trafficking globally

Completing this chapter won't be hard for your students, as all of the video lessons are short and engaging. They come with self-assessment quizzes so the students can check their understanding of slavery content from this chapter. Professional instructors are available online in case the students have any questions while going through this chapter to study for the test.

11 Lessons in Chapter 14: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: History of Slavery Globally
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Slavery in Ancient History

1. Slavery in Ancient History

It is an unfortunate reality that slavery has been a major factor across human history. In this lesson, we'll examine the role of slavery in several ancient societies and see how it changed across cultures.

The Slave Trade in Africa

2. The Slave Trade in Africa

The enslavement of Africans for work in American fields remains one of the darkest spots on the colonial period. This lesson explains how it evolved in the earliest days of the colonial period.

Slaves in the Middle Passage: Definition, Facts & Summary

3. Slaves in the Middle Passage: Definition, Facts & Summary

The Middle Passage, the second leg of the Triangle Trade of transatlantic slavery, was a horrific ordeal for the millions of Africans kidnapped from their home nations.

The Columbian Exchange, Global Trade & Mercantilism

4. The Columbian Exchange, Global Trade & Mercantilism

Along with opening up two new continents, the discovery of the Americas opened up brand new trade routes reaching around the world, with goods from every place imaginable, and the money to make it all happen.

Triangular Trade: Route, System & Role in Slavery

5. Triangular Trade: Route, System & Role in Slavery

In the 16th century, trade between Europe, Africa, and the Americas defined the colonial world. In this lesson, explore the system of triangular trade and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America

6. Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America

In this lesson, you'll learn a little about the slave trade, the growth and characteristics of slavery in the colonial period - including laws regulating the institution and the population of free blacks in the English colonies.

Slavery in Early America: Characteristics & Opposition

7. Slavery in Early America: Characteristics & Opposition

The institution of slavery in early America was a source of both economic profits and divisive tensions. It began as a peculiar institution of colonial society and blossomed into a sectional issue that threatened to destroy the young United States.

Slavery in America: Cotton, Slave Trade and the Southern Response

8. Slavery in America: Cotton, Slave Trade and the Southern Response

The United Sates was conceived on the idea of freedom and the rights of all people, but early on, an institution took hold that was the exact opposite of that idea. In this lesson, find out the roots of slavery in the States, how it took hold, how slaves lived, and how they resisted the bonds of slavery.

Emancipation of Slaves: Definition, Law & Proclamation Summary

9. Emancipation of Slaves: Definition, Law & Proclamation Summary

The Emancipation Proclamation set the path toward the eradication of slavery in the United States. Complete this lesson to learn more about this monumental decision and its impact on history.

Abolitionist Movement: Important Figures in the Fight to End Slavery

10. Abolitionist Movement: Important Figures in the Fight to End Slavery

The abolitionist movement spanned decades. Although slavery did not end peacefully, great Americans like William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Beecher Stowe were some of the driving forces behind the anti-slavery movement.

Global Human Trafficking and Slavery Issues

11. Global Human Trafficking and Slavery Issues

The following lesson addresses the combination of forced labor and global migration, which has led to the modern issues of human trafficking and slavery. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

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