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.
All participants will receive a one-year Digital Editions license for the Racial Slavery in the Americas curriculum unit.
You must register for the NCHE conference in order to attend this session.
All history and social studies educators are welcome to attend.