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
Explore the new Choices Program curriculum unit Racial Slavery in the Americas: Resistance, Freedom, and Legacies and engage in lessons and activities from the curriculum. The unit will support both students’ and teachers’ inquiry into a global history of slavery and its legacies. It includes readings and lessons on the human geography of the transatlantic slave trade; data, primary source, and art analysis; Juneteenth; reparative justice; public memorials; and more.
The workshop will also include a content presentation by Sherri Cummings, PhD candidate in the Department of History at Brown University, on “Children in the Transatlantic Slave Trade: An Open Discussion.”
This workshop is free thanks to generous funding from the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) at Brown University.
All participants receive a free Digital Editions license to the unit, valid until September 30, 2021. A certificate of attendance for 2.5 hours will be provided (1.5 hours in session and one hour of reading ahead of time).
Early registration is recommended. You must register with a school email address. If you register and do not attend and do not cancel ahead of time, we will bill your school a $50 cancellation fee.
This workshop is appropriate for high school history and other social studies educators, including IB and AP educators. High school humanities teachers often use our materials and are also invited to attend.