What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘slavery’?   2 comments

English: A black & white illustration of a Per...

English: A black & white illustration of a Persian slave in the Khanate of Kiva in the 19th century (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘slavery’?
2) What forms of slavery do you know of?
3) Is there slavery today in your country?
4) Have you ever complained that your job is like slave labor?
5) Do you think countries built on slavery should pay compensation to the descendants of the slaves?
6) Did you ever think school was like slavery?
7) Do you think families that are rich now because their ancestors had slaves owe something to the descendants of the slaves?
8) How can the world allow slavery to continue today?
9) Is the trade in slaves to America the biggest crime against humanity in human history?
10) Have lessons been learned from slavery?
1) What do you think of people involved in the slave trade?
2) Do you think slavery will ever disappear?
3) If people earn less than the minimum wage, are they like slaves?
4) Are child workers the same as slaves?
5) What would you do if you were in a foreign land and discovered the staff in your guest house were slaves?
6) Do you know of any examples of white people being used as slaves?
7) What do you think slave masters thought of their slaves?
8) Many descendants of slaves have the surname of their ancestors’ slave master. Do you think these people should try and find their original names?
9) Are we all slaves to money?
10) How has slavery changed the world?
The Middle Passage is the term we use to describe slave trade from Africa to America. Some people also call it the Triangular Trade, because the ships traveled on ways that formed a triangle.
The trip was horrible. Many people died of diseases and were thrown overboard. People were packed like animals and had to watch others die and suffer. They did not know where they were going and many decided to fight or even kill themselves. The ships carried much more people than they were made for. The slaves were given very little food during the trip. But, few days before they reached America, they were given extra food so they would look better and earn more money at the slave auction.

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