Most students learn in school that slavery ended more than a century ago. Of course, that isn’t true. Slavery was outlawed, not ended. Current estimates are that 21-30 million people are enslaved today, more slaves than at any time in human history.
To provide teachers, pupils and parents with resources to teach and learn about modern-day slavery, FTS has just developed three downloadable guides. You can find them on the FTS students webpage.
The five-page Teacher’s Guide includes sections on the definition of slavery, the types of slavery still in existence, the causes of slavery and key facts. The five-page Activities Guide includes a slavery quiz, question-and-answer exercises and a fill-in-the-square exercise. The six-page Case Studies guide provides real-world examples of adults and children in various forms of slavery, with suggested discussion questions for each example.
The guides can be used by teachers to develop in-class or after-class activities, or by parents or students as resources for school projects. They complement the FTS Slavery in History timeline, and the wealth of short videos on the FTS Vimeo channel that show what slavery looks like and showcase how it can be overcome.