International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
Teacher Lesson Plan
Share the importance of the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery with your students. Bring classrooms to life with MY HERO's Multimedia Resources and Lesson Plan for Teachers. Includes discussion guide and learning outcomes.
Watch these two short films that remind us racial inequality still exists and that there are people working to fight against it. Then consider the discussion questions and activities.
MY HERO Reporter Trey Carlisle reports on the opening of the Equal Justice Initiative's National Memorial for Peace and Justice.
Bryan Stevenson and Equal Justice Initiative litigate cases for the unjustly imprisoned and work to reform the justice system.
2. Bryan Stevenson works with the Equal Justice Initiative to help those who have been unjustly prisoned due to racial inequality. After watching the film, discuss why his work is important.
3. Do you know someone working to end racial inequality? Share his or her story with MY HERO.
4. What social justice issue is important to you? What can you do? Create an action plan, get others involoved and share your story with MY HERO.
Students read all or some of the following stories about heroes working to end slavery, before considering the discussion questions and activities.
Two stories are available in text with audio so students can listen and read along. Great for ESL and EFL students.
Kailash Satyarthi was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his work as a children's rights activist in India.
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe works to end violence and sexual exploitaton in Uganda.
Great for ESL/EFL Students: The following two stories are available in text and audio so students can listen and read along.
Mohamed Sidibay speaks out to give a name and a face behind the stories of forced child soldiers.
Students read the story about Iqbal Masih, a child from Pakistan who was sold into slavery by his father at age four and escaped at the age of 10. He began speaking internationally and was awarded the Reebok Human Rights Youth Award when he was 12 years old.
Then students analyze the portrait of Iqbal.
2. Why is the work of people like Kallash Satyarthi and Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe so important? Who else is working to end slavery and to help those whose childhood was stolen from them due to human trafficking and war? Share his or her story with MY HERO.
3. Where do these heroes find their unique strengths?
4. Nadia Murad and Mohamed Sidibay are human rights activists. Do research into human trafficking and/or children who are forced to become soldiers. Who else is working as an activist to stop this type of activity? Share his or her story with MY HERO.
The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Teacher Lesson Plan lesson plan was created by MY HERO Teacher and Learning Circle Director Laura Nietzer.
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Organizer created on 10/24/2019 10:04:43 AM by Laura Nietzer
Last edited 4/30/2020 2:23:15 PM by Laura Nietzer