Compare and Contrast Life of a Slave/Free person
Teaching Point: Student will understand how the life of a slave is different from their own lives. Enslaved people went through many hardships as the “property’ Of other people. Many slaves worked from sunrise till sunset, resting only during meal times. Slaves received no pay. Young children had to work and could not got to school. Slaves were severely punished for no reason or just a simple reason like not working fast enough. This punishment was usual physical. Slaves had little to eat and dressed in rags, often did not have shoes. Slaves could not choose their own Job. Slaves were often separated from their families at a young age. The only thing a slave had in his life that was positive was his family. But they could be sold away. Even running away on the Underground railroad meant leaving your family usually forever.
Read the Above Paragraph. Considering what we have read and what this paragraph states tell me how your life is different from a slave? Cite evidence from our Book on Harriet Tubman, film and other readings. How is your life different from that of a slave?