Mr. Valenzuela

Humanities 7 – Unit 4.1 Slave Memorial Project


Unit 4.1 Slave Memorial Project

In this unit, we have been focused on how Africans shaped and were shaped by the Atlantic Slave Trade (from 1500 to the 1880s). Within this 400-year period, Europeans built more than sixty (60) forts and castles along the Ghanaian coastline to defend their trade; primary among this trade was the purchase and sale of enslaved Africans. But how do we choose to remember this history? Many of these monuments still exist as a reminder of the past, some in good condition, others in ruins. Are these buildings worth preserving or should they be used in some other way?


microsoft_word_logo Ghana Slave Memorial Debate Instructions

microsoft_word_logo Committee Style Debate Prep Handout

Research Links

link Forts and Castles of Ghana

link Summary of Mr. V's Trip to Ghana in 2011

link Journal Entries from Mr. V's Trip to Ghana in 2011

link Ghana's Government Positive About Tourism (Source: Oxford Business Group)

link America Needs A National Slavery Monument (Source: New York Times)

link Museum of Nzema Culture and History at Fort Apollonia (Source: Ghana Museums & Monuments Board)

Debate Schedule

Tuesday 1/10 - Introduce the Unit 4.1 Project and Project Work Day

Wednesday 1/11 - Project Work Day

Thursday 1/12 - Debate Begins

Friday 1/13 - Debate Concludes

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