Child Slavery
My Essential Question <ul><li>If child slavery continues how will it affect Africa? </li></ul>
Why I Chose This Topic <ul><li>I chose this topic because I wanted to learn more about how child slavery works, who’s invo...
What I Already Knew <ul><li>Parents sell their kids into slavery. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents are bribed thinking their kids...
How many slaves are in Africa and is it illegal? <ul><li>Over 200,000 children work as slaves in central and west Africa. ...
How do children become part of slavery? <ul><li>Some kids are sold for as little as $14. </li></ul><ul><li>Brokers scout f...
How do Slaves Live? <ul><li>The slaves face very harsh living conditions and are unable to see their families. </li></ul><...
How are the slaves transported? <ul><li>Many people die in transportation. </li></ul><ul><li>400 people were found aboard ...
What Countries Sell Slaves? <ul><li>Countries at the front of the line in slavery include, Benin, Gabon, Nigeria, Cameroon...
What Surprised Me <ul><li>That so many African kids are sold into slavery every year. </li></ul><ul><li>How bad their livi...
Questions I Still Have <ul><li>Is it against the law to own a slave or just to sell them? </li></ul>
Resources <ul><li>http:// www.edusolution.com/ourworld/africanslavery.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/wor...
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Child Slavery, Social Studies

  1. 1. Child Slavery
  2. 2. My Essential Question <ul><li>If child slavery continues how will it affect Africa? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why I Chose This Topic <ul><li>I chose this topic because I wanted to learn more about how child slavery works, who’s involved, and how much better kids have it in the United States than in Africa. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What I Already Knew <ul><li>Parents sell their kids into slavery. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents are bribed thinking their kids are going to a nice family and educated. </li></ul><ul><li>You get whipped or beaten if they disobey there owner. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How many slaves are in Africa and is it illegal? <ul><li>Over 200,000 children work as slaves in central and west Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Even though its illegal in Africa it is still very common. </li></ul>
  6. 6. How do children become part of slavery? <ul><li>Some kids are sold for as little as $14. </li></ul><ul><li>Brokers scout for children among poor families in rural areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Brokers also persuade the kids parents saying they will have a good education or going to live with a wealthy family. </li></ul><ul><li>Some children are kidnapped right outside of their houses. </li></ul>
  7. 7. How do Slaves Live? <ul><li>The slaves face very harsh living conditions and are unable to see their families. </li></ul><ul><li>Farmers operating cocoa farms are paid so little that they turn to slave labor usually with children. </li></ul><ul><li>The children are not paid, they are forced to stay locked up at night, beaten and killed for doing a bad job or trying to escape. </li></ul>
  8. 8. How are the slaves transported? <ul><li>Many people die in transportation. </li></ul><ul><li>400 people were found aboard a boat anchored in Continuo harbor </li></ul><ul><li>When a ship carrying hundreds of people that was recently turned away from Benin, Africa officials suspect slaves. </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of men, woman, and children, roughly twice the population of Rhode Island are being held against their will as modern day slaves. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What Countries Sell Slaves? <ul><li>Countries at the front of the line in slavery include, Benin, Gabon, Nigeria, Cameroon, Togo, and Cote d’Ivoire. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes referred to as bonded laborers, UNICEF estimated that 200,000 children from west and central Africa are sold every year. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What Surprised Me <ul><li>That so many African kids are sold into slavery every year. </li></ul><ul><li>How bad their living conditions are. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questions I Still Have <ul><li>Is it against the law to own a slave or just to sell them? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Resources <ul><li>http:// www.edusolution.com/ourworld/africanslavery.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/africa/412628.stm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.helium.com/items/578667-child-slavery-in-africa </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.infoplease.com/spot/slavery1.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.oecollaborative.com/main/2009/05/19/child-slavery-now-being-imported-to-us/ </li></ul>

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