The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you

1. Reflection Questions

What information in the video was new to you? 

What questions did the video raise for you? 

Is there anything in this video that helped you think differently about something you knew or believed before? 

2. Take Action

Spread Awareness. Many people don’t know the history of the Atlantic Slave trade and how it impacted people around the world. Misinformation can contribute to either forgetting about the past or reinforcing incorrect ideas that promote racist ideas and histories. 

Is there one person in your family, community or friend group that you could have a conversation with about the Atlantic slave trade? How would you start that conversation or bring the topic up?  

Learn more about the impact of the transatlantic slave trade in the United States by listening to the 1619 podcast with friends or family. 


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3. Healing + Resilience

Taking information breaks. Sometimes that amount of information in the world can be overwhelming, especially if it all feels like bad or hard news. If you start to feel overwhelmed by learning too much information too fast, take an information break! Take some time to talk with someone about what you’re learning without taking in any more information. You can also write your thoughts in a journal or check out this link for journal apps, online diaries and digital scrapbooks

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