U.S. History Bell Ringer Almost everyone in today’s world will agree that slavery is horrible, immoral, and should not exist. Yet slavery was very common throughout much of human history. Why do you think slavery was a common practice in human societies?
True or False Slavery was common in England at the time of colonization The very first colonies had slaves Slaves were the primary labor source for the first English colonies in America The conditions of the first slaves were very similar to those of the last slaves in the U.S
Today’s Themes and Central Questions Why do we Change? How and why did the condition of Africans in America change over time? How do we live? Why did slavery exist?
Indenture Contract from 1683
Landing of Negroes at Jamestown from a Dutch Man-of-War, 1619
U.S. History Journal Please respond in your journal to the following question: Look at the statistics on slave numbers in the U.S. and Virginia. List the observations you make.
Destinations and Annual Totals of Servants Emigrating from Bristol to America, 1654-1680.
Closing Question Please respond in your journal to the following closing question: How and why did the condition of Africans in America change over time? Why did slavery exist?
Homework Read 3 slave narratives from the following site. (http://www.vgskole.net/prosjekt/slavrute/slavnorth.htm#Excerpts). Site link will be emailed to you.
U.S. History Bell Ringer Can you think of a traumatic situation, that either you or someone you knew experienced, that latter had a long term effect on the person’s life?
Today’s Themes and Central Questions What does it mean to be an American? What was life like for African American Slaves How did this experience affect them after slavery?
Closing Question Please respond in your journal : How do you think the experience of being a slave would affect someone after they are freed?