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The Life Of An Enslaved Person In America

13 minutes

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Part of the "America's Journey Through Slavery" series. Explores the daily life and customs of enslaved children and adults from Colonial times through the Emancipation. What foods did they eat? How did they celebrate marriage? What role did singing play in their lives? Through live-action vignettes, reenactments, archival photographs, and animated maps, the hardships and plight of African Americans living under the institution of slavery are dramatized. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) expanded description, (2) English subtitles in a black box, (3) subtitled description.

Media Details

Runtime: 13 minutes

America's Journey Through Slavery
Season 0 / Ep 1
13 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 10
America's Journey Through Slavery
Season 0 / Ep 2
13 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 10
America's Journey Through Slavery
Season 0 / Ep 3
13 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 10
America's Journey Through Slavery
Season 0 / Ep 4
13 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 10
America's Journey Through Slavery
Season 0 / Ep 5
13 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 10

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    Lisa B. (Worcester, MA)
    February 8th, 2016 at 01:41 PM

    Very good for visual learners - my student with Autism/hearing issues loves being able to read along.

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    Alexandria R. (Greenville, SC)
    September 23rd, 2015 at 07:23 AM

    Students immediately asked to watch it again they were in such awe.