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PUBLIC MARKS from knann with tags msvt & slavery

February 2007

Themes | Understanding Slavery

Understanding Slavery has focused specifically on the role the British played in this history and how slavery functioned in the Caribbean. A ninth theme - Diaspora will also be introduced, and will contain learning resources, which support teaching around the impact this history had on British and Caribbean society and culture in the 20th century. Diaspora will also include some material on the North and South American elements of the history of the transatlantic slave trade.

Captive Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Americas

From the Mariner's Museum, an informative site about the Transatlantic Slave Trade. This site is useful for differentiation: background information for teacher's adapting materials or for higher level students working independently

Crafts from the South

Integrated lesson plans on use of indigo, etc Indigo Dyeing Sweetgrass Basket Making Rice Impoundments Gullah/Geechee video series

Up from Slavery Education Activity

This activity will take you on a journey ‘Up from Slavery' through the voices of enslaved Africans. You will begin at the stage of capture and go though the infamous Middle Passage across the Atlantic. You will learn what it was like to be auctioned and sold as if you were cattle, then to work on the plantations in the Caribbean or Americas under the cruel whip of the slave master. You will have an insight into how enslaved Africans were punished and how people were made to suffer under slavery. You will also learn how Africans against all odds stood up to their enslavement, and how many escaped and found freedom. This activity takes the form of a quiz that consists of nine questions. In order to answer the questions correctly and to pass from one stage to the next, you must first click on 'About' to find out more information on the enslaved Africans and then click on 'Read' to hear about their experiences in their own words. Click on 'Question' at the bottom of the screen.

Freedom:The Transatlantic Slave Trade

The focus of this activity is to give students the opportunity to explore 50 objects about the Transatlantic Slave Trade and create their own exhibition that can by presented to the class on-screen or printable format.

John Andrew Jackson. The Experience of a Slave inSouth Carolina.

Slave narrative in html format. Easy to use with text reader.

November 2006

Lest We Forget The Triumph Over Slavery

Available in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese, the web site was created to mark the United Nations General Assembly resolution proclaiming 2004 as the International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition. Clickable vignettes along the bottom and sides lead to further explanations and photos. Requires Flash. Copyright New York Public Library

Voices from the Days of Slavery, Audio Interviews (American Memory from the Library of Congress)

The almost seven hours of recorded interviews presented here took place between 1932 and 1975 in nine Southern states. Twenty-three interviewees, born between 1823 and the early 1860s, discuss how they felt about slavery, slaveholders, coercion of slaves, their families, and freedom. Several individuals sing songs, many of which were learned during the time of their enslavement. It is important to note that all of the interviewees spoke sixty or more years after the end of their enslavement, and it is their full lives that are reflected in these recordings. The individuals documented in this presentation have much to say about living as African Americans from the 1870s to the 1930s, and beyond. NOTE: Use the left menu to search audio by subject. Some of the audio may be difficult to hear so teachers should preview first.

Slavery Images

The approximately 1,200 images in this collection have been selected from a wide range of sources, most of them dating from the period of slavery. This collection is envisioned as a tool and a resource that can be used by teachers, researchers, students, and the general public - in brief, anyone interested in the experiences of Africans who were enslaved and transported to the Americas and the lives of their descendants in the slave societies of the New World