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Lesson 2: Slave Trade in

Lesson 2: Slave Trade in Africa Grade Level: 6-12 Lesson Time: Two class periods Vocabulary: Pawn-A child that is sent from a family to labor to pay off a loan. Indentured Servant- An individual who labors to pay off a debt. Domestic Slave- A form of slavery that originated as a pawn or some other form but slipped into being a permanent debt. Materials: Pencil Worksheet # 6: Slave Trade -Map part of Western Africa/Mendeland West Africa 1839 Identification Cards of Amistad Captives Procedure: West Africa was the center of slave trading in Africa. (African Americans, A Concise History) Among the population that resided in the Galinhas region, what is today’s southeastern Sierra Leone close to the Liberian border, slavery existed for these reasons: Debt-If families owe a debt they would offer their children’s labor or their own to pay off a debt. War-As a result of local warfare families can be raided, punished, and kidnapped. Kidnapping-In general, with the presence of heavy conflict in the region, members of families and children could be targeted or captured in the midst of a conflict they were unaware of. In all of these cases, slavery did not occur because of their skin color and they were able to still communicate with family when they could and were not treated separate from the family they were enslaved by. Enslavement could not be passed down from mother to child. Among the many cultural groups in the region such as Mende, Sherbro, and Vai, the Vai group practiced three forms of slavery: 1. Indentured labor-individuals who labored to pay off a debt. 2. Pawns/pawnship-The head of a family pawns out a child of the family to pay off a debt. 3. Domestic slave-A form of slavery that originated as a pawn or some other form but slipped into being a permanent debt. 12

Lesson 2: Slave Trade in Africa Those who were already enslaved for any of those reasons were subject to being traded locally or regionally and removed from their place of birth. The following activity will include some descriptions of captives from the La Amistad slave ship that brought them to the East coast of the United States. This can be done individually or in groups. Hand out the Identification Cards of Amistad Captives to students and have them read each strip about the Amistad Captives’ background. They will use the information given to mark and label the journey of each person represented on the evidence strips using Worksheet # 6. The students will see that the captives came from different areas of the region for different reasons. As a class, using string and pins, mark the journeys of the captives on the large map of Africa. Student Activities by Grade: 6-8: The above activity will be sufficient for their grade levels. 9-12: Have the students research precolonial Africa. There are many ethnicities and eras to focus on once they commence research. They can present their research in the form of a digital presentation, “poster presentation, or essay. SLAVERY & ABOLITION CURRICULUM GUIDE 13

Resources for Schools - National Museums Liverpool
The wealth of Africa The Slave Trade - British Museum
museum guide and floorplan - National Museums Liverpool
Slavery in the Lower Hudson Valley - The Journal News
Slavery Cause and Catalyst of the Civil War
'Human Cargo' education pack - Plymouth City Council
Abolition A History of Slavery and Antislavery - caring labor: an archive
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Abolition of the Slave Trade - Westminster City Council
Politics and Political Change 1815-1832
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Gottfried Feder - Manifesto for the Abolition of Interest-Slavery
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Unfinished Business: A Comparative Survey of Historical and - Unesco
The Challenge of Economic and Social Change
“White Over Black”: Thesis on the origins of uniquely black slavery in ...
full Contemporary Slavery Teachers' Resource - National Museums ...