Activity Accounts of slavery

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Accounts of slavery

Activity 2 of 3

Play students the video and sound extracts.

Ask students to make notes as they listen to the extracts (listed below). They should record as much detail as possible about the process of a sale being described, separation of families, the enslaved person's treatment by the slavers, the emotions and attitudes described by those involved (you may wish to provide a frame for students to record their notes in table form).

The notes can then be developed into a piece of reconstructive writing, perhaps in the form of a diary or letter

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