Slavery by Another Name in the Classroom
Each unit features activity guides that are designed to provide flexibility for use in the classroom and include a variety of rich multimedia film and oral history clips.
To help you begin using the classroom materials, we have provided the following resources:
Getting Started Guide pdf
History Background pdf
Ten Tips for Facilitating Classroom
Discussions on Sensitive Topics pdf
Slavery by Another Name Teacher Training Resources
The Slavery by Another Name project convened teacher trainings in six cities around the country. To further the reach of the teacher trainings, we developed four short training videos that covered the digital storytelling workshop, using the curriculum, and a panel discussion with the descendants.
BUILDING THE TRAINING
We wanted our workshop to be cutting-edge, informative and directly linked to the film’s dynamic assets. While each training was unique in format based on local recommendations, in all of our visiting cities (except Birmingham), we hosted an iPod storytelling workshop. Using iPods and working in groups, teachers used pictures and music from the Slavery by Another Name film combined with original audio and video that they taped to create digital stories. Next, we uploaded the digital stories the teachers made to a private portal on Vimeo.com. The teachers enjoyed the culminating “show-and-tell” exercise, where they shared their finished slideshows. From all the trainings, teachers developed more than 35 digital stories.
You can view all of the digital stories here: