Unit on Slavery Today
I. Descriptive course data
Title: “Slavery Today
General: Emphasize the student as a world citizen by engaging them in
current events of people and cultures from around the world.
Specific: Learning about slavery today.
Motivator/Hook: Engage students in current events in the media to
create the awareness of slavery in the world today:
A. Pamphlet “Slavery Exists Today” —and— education packs.
B. National Geographic, September, 2003
C. Disposable People-Kevin Bales
Content: Through discussion of current events, using media, and natural
engagement, students will participate as world citizens in making
a difference in today’s global problems.
Key Points: By focusing the student’s interest in the greater world, the
students will realize their place as a world citizen, will participate
in world affairs, and learn higher order thinking using reflective
IV. Activities: Listed activities for hands on engagement:
A. Making a quilt for children freed from a rug factory in India.
B. Raising funds to aid in the freeing and counseling of former slaves
Guided and Independent: Through lecture, group work,
Seminar, and Centers, the students will experience various
Homework: Independent research on slavery today,
completion of a letter to a child/former slave,
and a picture idea for a quilt square.
Teacher evaluation of student’s participation. Essay on
slavery today, or “What is the definition of slavery?”
Teacher observation of Art center/ quilt square. Evaluation of
student’s letters, using letter form, rough draft, etc..
VII. Resources Materials:
World Maps in the classroom, blank World maps for students to locate countries
Internet access for current events, Library for research
12 inch muslin squares for quilt & fabric markers
Paper & crayons for picture,
Paper for letter
Pocket folder to create a class letter book to go with quilt.