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A theme page about slavery in America, suitable for intermediate level (A2.2-B1) students, year 8-9 in Sweden.

Related Page: Modern Slavery

Warm-up

Slavery Introduction for Young Students - YouTube

Slavery Introduction for Young Students – YouTube (2:22)https://youtu.be/MRSj8NIlBxUConstructed strictly for use in the classroom after teacher/staff approval. This is good for mature 3rd graders

10 Shocking Facts About the Slave Trade - YouTube

10 Shocking Facts About the Slave Trade – YouTube (2:30)https://youtu.be/ybh8wENUqQc10 Shocking Facts About the Slave Trade A $777 trillion trade network that affected millions, delve into 10 shocking facts about the slave trade

 

Songs

Harriet Tubman: "Spying on the Man" | SUNG HISTORY - YouTube

Harriet Tubman: “Spying on the Man” | SUNG HISTORY – YouTube (3:21)https://youtu.be/_BAuUYu2LJcYou think you know this American hero, but trust me, you have no idea.

Slave Spiritual Story- Wade in the Water - YouTube

Slave Spiritual Story- Wade in the Water – YouTube (3:03)https://youtu.be/ZXqMQfpNSesProject for a teaching sample on slave culture. Music from an educational cd on the Underground Railroad

Louis Armstrong - Go Down Moses (Lyrics) - YouTube (3:40)

Louis Armstrong – Go Down Moses (Lyrics) – YouTube (3:40)https://youtu.be/vf6jBP4YXwoThis well-known Negro Spiritual is based on the biblical story of the Jews in Egypt. Several Spirituals follow in the playlist

 

Vocabulary

Slavery Vocabulary Flashcards | Quizlet

Slavery Vocabulary Flashcards | Quizlethttps://quizlet.com/4353616/slavery-vocabulary-flash-cards/State laws that restricted slave freedoms and rights by creating clear expectations for the roles of slaves and slave owners. Common Sense Privacy Evaluation

 

Lesson Plans

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on International Day for the Abolition of Slaveryhttps://eslholidaylessons.com/12/international_day_for_the_abolition_of_slavery.htmlESL Holiday Lessons: Free 14-Page lesson plan/worksheet on International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – Handouts, online activity and mp3.

Slavery in America: Cotton, Slave Trade and the Southern Response - Video & Lesson Transcript | Study.com

Slavery in America: Cotton, Slave Trade and the Southern Response – Video & Lesson Transcript | Study.comhttp://study.com/academy/lesson/slavery-in-america-cotton-slave-trade-and-the-southern-response.htmlThe 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.

Vocabulary - Modern slavery

Vocabulary – Modern slaveryhttp://icosa.hkbu.edu.hk/common-use/ted-modern-slavery/index.htmPreparation Before watching a video excerpt from Ted.com, familiarize yourself with the following entries. This will help you understand the video better.

The Underground Railroad: Escape From Slavery Student Activity | Scholastic.com

The Underground Railroad: Escape From Slavery Student Activity | Scholastic.comTry these great Harriet Tubman printables, for FREE Harriet Tubman: Lesson Plan & Worksheet Harriet Tubman: Follow the North Star

End of Slavery 13th Amendment to the Constitution for Kids and Teachers - FREE Lesson Plans & Games for Kids

End of Slavery 13th Amendment to the Constitution for Kids and Teachers – FREE Lesson Plans & Games for Kidshttp://government.mrdonn.org/13thamendment.htmlDuring the Civil War, President Lincoln issued a proclamation in 1863 – the Emancipation Proclamation. That proclamation stated that all slaves NOT under Union control were freed!

 

Reading

The Underground Railroad | National Geographic Society

The Underground Railroad | National Geographic Societyhttps://www.nationalgeographic.org/maps/undergroundrailroad/Map. The Underground Railroad was the network used by enslaved black Americans to obtain their freedom in the 30 years before the Civil War (1860-1865).

Kids History: Underground Railroad

Kids History: Underground Railroadhttps://www.ducksters.com/history/civil_war/underground_railroad.phpThe Underground Railroad was a term used for a network of people, homes, and hideouts that slaves in the southern United States used to escape to freedom in the Northern United States and Canada.

Home

Homehttps://ndla.no/en/node/55855?fag=42Few people have suffered more than the native Africans who served as slaves for white plantation owners in the southern states of North America. You can find an easy version of the text here: African Americans, from Slavery to the Present Day – Text in Brief 

American Civil War for Kids and Teachers - Slave Life

American Civil War for Kids and Teachers – Slave Lifehttp://civilwar.mrdonn.org/slavelife.htmlThe Auction Block: From 1688 until 1865, slavery was legal in all or parts of America. Businessmen needed slaves to sell. To get them, African families were captured in their villages in Africa.…

American Civil War for Kids - The Constitution and Bill of Rights on Slavery

American Civil War for Kids – The Constitution and Bill of Rights on Slaveryhttp://civilwar.mrdonn.org/constitution-on-slavery.htmlThe Constitution on Slavery: By the time the United States Constitution was drafted in 1878, slavery had existed in the American colonies for 168 years. Whether slavery was…

African American Odyssey: Slavery--The Peculiar Institution (Part 1)

African American Odyssey: Slavery–The Peculiar Institution (Part 1)http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart1.htmlDuring the course of the slave trade, millions of Africans became involuntary immigrants to the New World.

Underground Railroad

Underground Railroadhttps://www.cbc.ca/history/EPCONTENTSE1EP8CH1PA3LE.htmlCanada was viewed as a safe haven, where a black person could be free. In Upper Canada (officially called Canada West), slavery had been illegal since the end of the 1700s.

A Story of Slavery in Modern America - The Atlantic

A Story of Slavery in Modern America – The Atlantichttps://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/06/lolas-story/524490/She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid before I realized who she was. Audio available

 

Listening

AMERICAN HISTORY: Slavery in the American South

AMERICAN HISTORY: Slavery in the American Southhttps://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/1532857.htmlSlavery did not become a force in the northern colonies mainly because of economic reasons | THE MAKING OF A NATION

Listenwise - The Power of Slave Narratives

Listenwise – The Power of Slave Narratives (4:26)https://listenwise.com/teach/events/404-the-power-of-slave-narrativesSlavery is a horror of history. The capture and transportation of human beings from Africa to North America through the Middle Passage is an experience that is hard to imagine.

 

Viewing

Life Aboard a Slave Ship | History - YouTube

Life Aboard a Slave Ship | History – YouTube (4:14)https://youtu.be/PmQvofAiZGAFrom approximately 1525 to 1866, 12.5 million Africans were forcibly transported across the Middle Passage to serve as slaves in the New World.

Why Did Europeans Enslave Africans? - YouTube

Why Did Europeans Enslave Africans? – YouTube (9:17)https://youtu.be/opUDFaqNgXcWhy were most slaves in America from West Africa? Why did Europeans travel thousands of miles to enslave people from a particular geographic region?

The History of Slavery In America (part 1 of 3) - YouTube

The History of Slavery In America (part 1 of 3) – YouTube (9:54)https://youtu.be/Jc1RbUxQv4ESlavery in the United States began soon after English colonists first settled Virginia in 1607 and lasted as a legal institution until the passage of the 13th Amendment. Part 2 Part 3

life of a plantation slave - YouTube

life of a plantation slave – YouTube (2:01)https://youtu.be/r9ieTEHCow4A short video with old pictures about the basic facts of a slave’s life as a plantation slave

Henry's Freedom Box - YouTube

Henry’s Freedom Box – YouTube (8:00)https://youtu.be/qGK04B_Zof0This video is a read-aloud of Henry’s Freedom Box written by Ellen Levine. The book is read-aloud and music and effects have been added to it to dramatize the book.

Underground Railroad

Underground Railroadhttps://www.teachertube.com/video/underground-railroad-19374A brief history of the Underground Railroad. From this video, it is obvious and easy to grasp the nature of the legend of the secret railroad.

The Underground Railroad Explained: US History Review - YouTube

The Underground Railroad Explained: US History Review – YouTube (12:00)https://youtu.be/24rFE5nV1uoHow did slaves escape the South before the Civil War? What was the Underground Railroad? 5 Things every citizen should know.

Harriet Tubman - Civil Rights Activist | Mini Bio | BIO - YouTube

Harriet Tubman – Civil Rights Activist | Mini Bio | BIO – YouTube (7:26)https://youtu.be/XmsNGrkbHm4Born into slavery in Maryland, Harriet Tubman (c. 1820 to March 10, 1913) escaped to freedom in the North in 1849 to become the most famous “conductor” on the Underground Railroad.

America the Story of Us: Harriet Tubman | History - YouTube

America the Story of Us: Harriet Tubman | History – YouTube (3:18)https://youtu.be/Bdno2YLm4MsBorn a slave, Harriett Tubman became a famous “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, leading hundreds of slaves to freedom.

12 YEARS A SLAVE : Meet Solomon Northup - YouTube

12 YEARS A SLAVE : Meet Solomon Northup – YouTube (5:36)https://youtu.be/OyGxF5FncAMThe true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. 12 Years A Slave Trailer. Directed by Steve McQueen

Ask A Slave: The Web Series - Season One

Ask A Slave: The Web Series – Season Onehttp://www.askaslave.com/season-one.htmlAsk A Slave is a new comedy web series hosted by the plucky Lizzie Mae, housemaid to George and Martha Washington.

 

End of Slavery

Congress Passes 13th Amendment | Newseum

Congress Passes 13th Amendment | Newseumhttp://www.newseum.org/2015/01/31/congress-passes-13th-amendment/On this day in 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 13th Amendment, forcing the issue of slavery on the states.

Juneteenth celebrates freedom from slavery in US - YouTube

Juneteenth celebrates freedom from slavery in US – YouTube (2:19)https://youtu.be/tU6qJMUqP_8On June 19, 1865, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger unknowingly established the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S.

 

Speaking

 

Worksheets

Black Peoples of the Americas Worksheets - History

Black Peoples of the Americas Worksheets – Historyhttps://www.historyonthenet.com/worksheets/black-peoples-of-the-americas-worksheets/What is Slavery? A worksheet giving a simple explanation of slavery from ancient times to the present day. The Triangular Trade A cutting and sticking activity worksheet to help learn about the triangular trade.

Slavery worksheet - Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers

Slavery worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachershttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/slavery/history/112996This is a text on Slavery. It is followed by some comprehension exercises: a text to fill in, questions on the text, a section where the students must write a brief synopsis on picture description. Hope you find it useful. – ESL worksheets

 

Interactive

Slave Voyages

Slave Voyageshttps://slavevoyages.org/This digital memorial raises questions about the largest slave trades in history and offers access to the documentation available to answer them. See under “Special Features”

 

Mission 2 | Mission US | THIRTEEN

Mission 2 | Mission US | THIRTEENhttp://www.mission-us.org/pages/landing-mission-2An Interactive Way to Learn History. Mission 2: Flight to Freedom. It’s 1848. You are Lucy King, a 14-year-old slave in Kentucky.

 

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