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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

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This page uses ViewPure.com for all the YouTube links. This means the videos are shown alone on the screen, without distractions. This is a trial, so please, let us know what you think or if you find any problems with showing the links: [email protected]

Warm-up

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Slavery Introduction for Young Students – YouTube (2:22)http://viewpure.com/MRSj8NIlBxU Constructed strictly for use in the classroom after teacher/staff approval. This is good for mature 3rd graders

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10 Shocking Facts About the Slave Trade – YouTube (2:30)http://viewpure.com/ybh8wENUqQc A $777 trillion trade network that affected millions, delve into 10 shocking facts about the slave trade in this video.

 

Songs

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Harriet Tubman: “Spying on the Man” | SUNG HISTORY – YouTubehttp://viewpure.com/_BAuUYu2LJcYou think you know this American hero, but trust me, you have no idea.

 

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Slave Spiritual Story- Wade in the Water – YouTubehttp://viewpure.com/ZXqMQfpNSesProject for a teaching sample on slave culture. Music from an educational cd on the Underground Railroad

 

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Louis Armstrong – Go Down Moses (Lyrics) – YouTubehttp://viewpure.com/vf6jBP4YXwoThis well-known Negro Spiritual is based on the biblical story of the Jews in Egypt. Several Spirituals follow.

 

Vocabulary

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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

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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.

 

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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 States 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.

 

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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.

 

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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

 

 

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Reading

 

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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).

 

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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.

 

 

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American Civil War for Kids – 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.

 

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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…

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

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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

 

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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

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Life Aboard a Slave Ship | History – YouTube (4:14)http://viewpure.com/PmQvofAiZGA?start=0&end=0From approximately 1525 to 1866, 12.5 million Africans were forcibly transported across the Middle Passage to serve as slaves in the New World.

 

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Why Did Europeans Enslave Africans? – YouTube (9:17)http://viewpure.com/opUDFaqNgXc?start=0&end=0Why were most slaves in America from West Africa? Why did Europeans travel thousands of miles to enslave people from a particular geographic region?

 

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The History of Slavery In America (part 1 of 3) – YouTube (9:54)http://viewpure.com/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. Via ViewPure with no distractive elements.Part 2 Part 3

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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Harriet Tubman Animated Hero Classics Season 2 Episode 3 – YouTube (25 min)http://viewpure.com/EmE5aRt8wgIYou will Watch Animated Hero Classics Season 2 Episode 3 online for free episodes with HQ / high quality.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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

 

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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

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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.

 

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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

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ESL Discussions: Conversation Questions: Speaking Lesson: Slaveryhttp://www.esldiscussions.com/s/slavery.htmlDo you think families that are rich now because their ancestors had slaves owe something to the descendants of the slaves?

 

Worksheets

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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.

 

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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

 

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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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