Building Hope Caring Compassion

Unit on Slavery Today




Letters and pictures should be friendly and heartfelt wishes of comfort to warm a child’s heart. They are a way to send greetings from one child to another.


Pictures should express something you love or care for. Some examples are: flowers, hearts, your pet, your family, and rainbows. What would make you happy to sleep under at night and dream nice dreams?


Letters and pictures should be Nondenominational: letters and pictures should make no references to religion.


Nonpolitical: letters and pictures should make no reference to political views (no flags)


Nonviolent: letters and pictures should not have themes that may scare a child (no guns, helicopters, planes, trucks, or tanks)



Unit on Slavery Today

I. Descriptive course data
K-16 grade
Title: “Slavery Today

II. Goal/Objectives:
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.

III. Introduction/Instruction:
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

V. Practice:
Guided and Independent: Through lecture, group work,
Seminar, and Centers, the students will experience various
learning methods.
Homework: Independent research on slavery today,
completion of a letter to a child/former slave,
and a picture idea for a quilt square.

VI. Evaluation:
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.

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