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The Best Resources For Learning About Human Trafficking Today

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The United States Senate has declared January 11th to be Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and President Obama has declared the month of January to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning About Human Trafficking (and are accessible to English Language Learners):

Here’s an accessible interactive map and fact sheet about human slavery around the world.

Is there still slavery ? is from the CBBC Newsround.

Here are three videos:

The Veiled Commodity is a short film that deals with slavery’s past and present day issues. You can also see it here.

There Are More Slaves Than at Any Time in Human History is an article that would need to be modified for ELL’s.

Sex Slaves In America is a video from MSNBC.

Human Trafficking In America is a huge series by the Kansas City Star.

Human Trafficking is an online video by The World Bank

Sunitha Krishnan fights sex slavery is a TED Talk. It’s generally not accessible to ELL’s, but portions of it might be usable.

CBS News has several videos on human trafficking.

CNN also has multiple videos on the topic.

Products Of Slavery is an amazing online visualization of products throughout the world created through using child or forced labor. It’s a “near fit” to other sites on this list, so I’m adding it here.

Speak Truth To Power is a project of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights that includes a curriculum of seventeen lessons. The lessons include ones on genocide and human trafficking. They would have to be modified for English Language Learners, but they look useful. They include videos but, unfortunately, they’re all on YouTube, which make them inaccessible (online, at least) for most students).

The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern Day Slavery” is an excellent multimedia resource on human trafficking.

Global Record on Fighting Slavery is a useful color-coded map from CNN.

How Many Slaves Work For You? is an interactive that helps you determine how many slaves were involved in the products you use. It has some similarities to the Products Of Slavery site.

December 2nd is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. ESL Holiday Lessons has a lesson for English Language Learners on the day.

Products Of Slavery is an impressive online visualization of products throughout the world created through using child or forced labor.

Fifteen-Year-Old Tackles Slavery is a video from ABC News:

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Students Freeing Modern Slaves is a related website.

What Is Modern Slavery? Investigating Human Trafficking is from The New York Times Learning Network.

Slavery’s last stronghold is a slideshow from CNN and Slave master becomes an abolitionist is an accompanying article.

Trafficked: Sex slaves seduced and sold is a multimedia report from The BBC.

A tipping point in the fight against slavery? is from The BBC.

“How Many Slaves Work for You?” is from The NY Times.

Global Slavery, By the Numbers is how The New York Times described this new infographic:

Source: sumall.org

The Guardian has published a very impressive multi-part series titled Modern-Day Slavery In Focus.

The “No” Project is an organization of young people organizing against human trafficking. Here’s a video about their work:

There are Sex Slaves All Over the U.S. Right Now is from TIME.

Walk Free has a number of resources about human slavery , including the video embedded below.

The Global Slavery Index 2013

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Modern Slavery

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Though the United States has declared January 11th to be Human Trafficking Awareness Day, the United Nations has chosen December 2nd to be International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

So here are two new additions to this list:

Teaching slavery: tips for tackling the issues in the classroom is from The Guardian.

Teaching The “S” Word: Modern Slavery Resources
is from The ASIDE blog.

Modern Slavery
by Knoema.
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The World Of Modern Slavery
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Which countries have the worst record for human trafficking? – interactive is from The Guardian.

Free 2 Work is designed to:

Learn how your favorite brands relate to trafficking and other labor abuses. Free2Work provides consumers with information on forced and child labor for the brands and products they love.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

7 Comments

  1. Check out http://www.beabiographer.com/#/gallery/

    My husband was a finalist as a biographer for Jia Li. She escaped through the help of The Blind Project.

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  4. Thank you for these great resources and your leadership in this area! I am sharing this. Thank you.

  5. Check out STOP THE TRAFFIK. It “is a global movement working through individuals, communities and organisations to fight the global sale of people.”http://stopthetraffik.wordpress.com/

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  7. Please include this study of Ricky’s Martin Foundation.

    1. La trata humana: un reto a la invisibilidad(http://www.protectionproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/RMF-Spa.pdf)
    2. #517 La trata humana en Puerto Rico
    Con la participación de: Dr. César Rey Hernández
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