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.
The United Nations has designated July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning About Human Trafficking (and are accessible to English Language Learners):
Is there still slavery ? is from the CBBC Newsround.
Here are three videos:
There Are More Slaves Than at Any Time in Human History is an article that would need to be modified for ELL’s.
Sunitha Krishnan fights sex slavery is a TED Talk. It’s generally not accessible to ELL’s, but portions of it might be usable.
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.
Products Of Slavery is an impressive online visualization of products throughout the world created through using child or forced labor.
What Is Modern Slavery? Investigating Human Trafficking is from The New York Times Learning Network.
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 from The New York Times.
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.
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.
Which countries have the worst record for human trafficking? – interactive is from The Guardian.
Map: which countries are the worst for human trafficking? is from The Guardian.
Where the World’s Slaves Live is from The Atlantic.
Almost 46 Million People Live in ‘Modern Slavery’ is from Voice of America.
Is slavery a thing of the past is an ELL lesson from The British Council.
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