To support the extensive educational opportunities around Prince Among Slaves, UPF and our content development team have developed lesson plans for high school teachers that meet national teaching standards. Beyond resources from UPF's general donors, our efforts have received prior funding from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
Lesson plans have been designed to explore students' understanding of early American life of West African Muslims. Materials are suitable for grade levels 9 through 12 in the subjects of history, geography, language arts, and arts. Two 50 minute class periods are typically required to cover the lesson plan.
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The first step to using Prince Among Slaves as an educational tool is to get the film. We'll provide either a video stream over the internet or a DVD to educators at no charge. To get started, just complete our Start a Dialogue form.
Our Prince Among Slaves lesson plans are available online for easy download.
Below you will find links to key course material lesson plans that you can download to prepare and lead classroom discussions according to three general themes raised in the film. Each link below is to a PDF or Word document which you can read and print to prepare for classroom exercises around Prince Among Slaves.
- Muslims In Early America
- The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
This film was made possible with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.