Slavery - Dutch vs English

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  • Initial Questions:
  • What was the purpose of Slavery?
  • What Influenced tribal leaders to participate in the slave trade?
  • What was colonial life like for a slave?
  • How did slavery vary in Dutch vs English Colonies in in the early 1600's?
  • How did slavery vary between the North and South, after Dutch left North America?
  • What problems did the enslaved face?
  • What choices did the enslaved slaves have to confront?
  • How could the enslaved gain their freedom?
  • General Questions:
  • What is the difference between being treated unfairly by another person and receiving unequal treatment under the law?
  • What does it feel like to be belittled or criticized because of your identity?
  • Do the ways we identify ourselves change over time?
  • How are our identities today shaped by society?
  • Why is it important to judge people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin, as Dr. King said?
  • At the end of the lesson, SWBAT to explain the origins of slavery and discuss their impressions about slavery under Dutch and English Rule.
  • SWBAT show their empathy growth towards those enslaved as to their lives, problems and challenges, hopes and dreams.
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