This unit provides a wide-ranging overview of racial slavery in the Americas and the opportunity for students to consider how the past shapes the present.
Racial Slavery in the Americas: Resistance, Freedom, and Legacies
Salt Lake City UT
Racial slavery was at the center of the Atlantic World’s economy for centuries. Why is that relevant to students in a history class today? This session introduces the Choices Program’s 15-day curriculum unit, Racial Slavery in the Americas: Resistance, Freedom, and Legacies (provided) that helps students explore how the legacies of racial slavery shape present-day discussions of racial justice. Participants will examine readings, lessons, and videos in the unit that explore 400+ years of history, with an emphasis on enslaved peoples’ experiences of resistance. The session ends with a discussion of a lesson on reparative justice.