Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade VBQ
Watch the video below, listen actively, and answer the questions that follow. Probably the best way to do this is to read first question, start watching, pause once you encounter the information you need to respond to the question, then read next question before pressing play again.
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Crash Course: Atlantic Slave Trade
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[1:00-1:30] The majority of enslaved Africans were brought to *
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[1:00-2:00] TRUE or FALSE: "Slavery is wrong, but it was seen as a necessary evil at the time, because slaves were used to produce the surpluses of staple food crops that were needed to feed the population." Explain... *
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[1:45-2:45] Which of the following most accurately describes the way Europeans usually acquired enslaved Africans? *
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[2:30-3:00] In many African societies, slaves were one of the only sources of private wealth (wealth that belonged to an individudual) because land was usually owned by *
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[3:00-3:30] Space in slave ships was so cramped that each person had less room than *
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[3:30-4:00] Why was working on a sugar plantation one of the worst places to be as a slave? Give AT LEAST TWO reasons (and number them please). *
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[4:00-4:30] The average life expectancy for a Brazilian slave on a sugar plantation in the late 18th century was *
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[4:00-5:00] While still absolutely horrible, conditions for slaves in North America were better than conditions in Brazil and the Caribbean, which allowed the population of enslaved Africans to grow, with more people being born than dying. Why is this, actually, also still a bad thing? *
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[6:00-7:00] Which of the following is an actual example of slavery *
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[7:00-10:30] John spends a good amount of time talking about slavery throughout history, and the ways in which different groups influenced the perception and practice of slavery. Match the group with their contribution to the development of slavery in the Americas. *
Believed slaves should be "others", some people are just naturally slaves
First to invent the slave plantation
Africans are meant to be slaves because their ancestor cursed by God; slave status is inherited
First to import Bantu Africans in large numbers
Greeks
Romans
Judeo-Christians
Arab Muslims
Ted-ED: Atlantic Slave Trade
[1:00-2:00] How was slavery within Africa different from the form of slavery practiced in the American colonies? *
[1:30-2:30] How did Africans view the people they sold to Europeans as slaves? Were they selling "their own people"? *
[1:30-2:30] Many African states felt they had to sell slaves to Europeans in order to get guns because... *
[4:00-4:30] What impact did the Slave Trade have on African societies? *
[4:30-5:30] TRUE or FALSE: Europeans who were involved in the slave trade, or even just lived in a society that benefited from slavery, had to work really hard to make up excuses for why slavery was actually ok even though it was so obviously not ok. That's why racism became so popular, the belief that one "race" was inferior or superior to another. So, contrary to what we might sometimes think, it was less that Europeans were racist against Africans, and for that reason decided to enslave them, but more that Europeans decided to enslave Africans, and then embraced racism to try to justify or excuse their acceptance of slavery to themselves. *
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