Abolition of slavery (1)
1. Starter: What's in an image?
- Slides 2-7
- Project Slides 2-7 onto the whiteboard. The slides do not contain descriptions and should be used to stimulate discussion as students attempt to identify what the images depict and the topic for the lesson.
- Images are all from the Illustrated London News (various dates) and show:
- Slide 2: enslaved Africans working in the fields of a sugar plantation
- Slide 3: enslaved Africans working inside a sugar mill while being supervised
- Slide 4: a chain gang of enslaved Africans
- Slide 5: a dealer inspecting an enslaved African at an auction in Virginia
- Slide 6: an auction of enslaved Africans in Virginia
- Slide 7: image of a young boy depicting modern day slavery
- Following student discussion of the images, introduce the subject area and ask students to volunteer what they know about slavery and the transatlantic Slave Trade.
- To support the image in Slide 7, explain to students that slavery is still a worldwide problem and that it is known as 'people trafficking'.
- This is also an ideal juncture to explain that during this lesson students will be exposed to language, phrases and terminology that are not acceptable to use outside of the classroom environment. Explain and discuss why they are unacceptable today.
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Exam Board Links
- Higher level - D258 12
- Intermediate 2 - D256 11
- Intermediate 1 - D256 10