The Impact Slavery had on African American Families
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story From the Underground Railroad
This is included because it puts into perspective the value that slave holders placed on their slaves. They were sold along side animals and tools because they were not viewed as people but property. Students will find this visual stimulating and interesting.
Slaves for Sale!!
Draw students attention to the language used in describing the slaves that are being sold and also their ages. Students should see that there are boys as young as 12 that have been separated from their parents/families, and are being sold.
This a a second advertisement that shows how all slaves can be sold, including children. They also use language such as "dispose of"to describe slaves that their owners may longer need. This will again make clear to students that slaves were not viewed as people but as property that could be disposed of if they were not needed or useful. These pictures will incite classroom discussions on the topic.
Slaves for Sale!!
History.com: Slavery in America (Web-based Source)
This is a great resource to add to a lesson about the impact of slavery in early America. There is a short video that gives details about the slave culture in America. The video provides visual and auditory cues, which will allow diverse groups of students to access the information provided. Also, there is a written component on this website as well. The written component gives more detail about slavery in America. There are also links to other videos and resources that can further the discussion.
NationalHumanitiesCenter.org: How slavery affected African American Families (Informational Text)
The picture from Uncle Tom's Cabin shows a girl explaining to Uncle Tom that he is sold and that she is running away to save her baby.
This article gives details about how slavery affected African American families. This ties directly into this lesson because one of the life events that drove Henry to ship himself off to freedom was that his entire was being sold. He never saw them again. This article ties directly into that theme.