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Online Research on Background Information

Answer questions in your notebook. You will synthesize information on the exit ticket.

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STEP ONE:
http://www.history.com/shows/mankind-the-story-of-all-of-us/videos/african-slave-trade
1. Indigenous slavery in Africa versus Atlantic slave trade. What are the differences?
2. What is new to the history of the world? How does the idea of wealth play into
slavery?
3. Who is complicit in the slave trade?
4. What is this pointing out about humanity?
Watch this Roots clip to get a visual for the middle passage:
http://www.criticalcommons.org/Members/mattdelmont/clips/roots-middle-passage
STEP TWO
http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/slavery/videos/origins-of-slavery
1. What happened in 1619 in Virginia?
2. What was the White Lion?
3. What caused Africans to move from indentured servants to workers without
rights?
4. How exactly is slavery legalized in 1641? (You will need to research this)
5. What are chattel? What is black gold? (Jesse Williams used this expression in his
speech).
6. How has the face of America changed in 1860?
7. Why would slave owners purposely tear families apart?
8. How do slave owners control the slaves?

Online Research on Background Information


Answer questions in your notebook. You will synthesize information on the exit ticket.
STEP THREE
http://www.pbs.org/video/2291360172/
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What age was he when he first came to Virginia?


What can you infer from the image of him from on the floor?
What experience does he witness that changes him? Why is it so impactful?
What does it mean that he whipped to make her scream, and he whipped to make
her hushed? What device is this?

STEP FOUR
http://www.pbs.org/video/2319979061/
1. What is an abolitionist? (feel free to look this up)
2. What are some significant details about Frederick Douglass?
3. What happened to him that changed his life?
STEP FIVE
http://www.pbs.org/video/2292086226/
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Who is Covey and what is his role?


Why would Douglass be sent here? What can you assume here?
Why does Douglass fight with his master?
Why isnt he punished?
How is he changed? Be thorough

Watch the scene from Roots where the overseer tries to break Kunta Kinte:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhZ0UOTCEpI
STEP SIX
http://www.pbs.org/video/2365118420/
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How does Douglass feel about the white abolitionists?


Why does he disagree so vehemently with Garrison?
What differentiates the two men?
How does this relate to the opening TED talk?

MODERN DAY SLAVERY: If you finish early, do some research on modern day slavery.
http://www.humantraffickingsearch.net/home/
http://www.endslaverynow.org/learn/slavery-today
http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/
Exit Ticket:
Look closely at this image (on Power Point too so you can see the colors)

Online Research on Background Information


Answer questions in your notebook. You will synthesize information on the exit ticket.

1. Considering what you learned today and what you have studied about the Black
Lives Matter movement, how can you explain the message and purpose of this
visual?
2. Do you agree or disagree with the message of this visual? Explain your reasoning.