Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives has partnered with Not My Life to offer two history-based trafficking-prevention curriculum modules for use by secondary students and teachers called History, Human Rights and the Power of One. Both modules conform to Common Core Curriculum Standards and have been approved by the NYC Department of Education for use in the New York City Public Schools.
The first module, Human Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery in the United States focuses on the problem of slavery in our country by introducing the legal framework of abolition in the U.S. (including the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the U.S. Trafficking Victims Protection Act) along with stories from survivors of slavery, from the past and present. The goal of this module is that students will understand how slaves were and are controlled through coercion manifested both physically and/or psychologically, and will understand the similarities and differences of historical and modern-day slavery
The second module, Youth for Sale, provides students a basic understanding of the labor and sexual exploitation of children around the world. It describes the greatest risk factors for being trafficked and the methods of international traffickers to lure or force children into slavery. It also exposes students to actual victims’ stories.
Both modules include a final service-learning lesson to involve students as modern-day abolitionists and to empower them to protect themselves and their peers from traffickers—as well as begin to work on projects to end trafficking worldwide.
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