Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery

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Title Human Trafficking & Modern Day Slavery Laws & Conventions

Unit Topic: Sociology

Grade Level: College

Lesson Topic: Fighting Trafficking in Persons Through Laws and Conventions

Primary Method Used: Individual Internet Research

Lesson Objectives: Students will be able to:

1.      Define trafficking in persons

2.      Identify the main purposes for which people are trafficked

3.      Identify several international, regional and national anti-trafficking laws and conventions that define, outlaw and punish trafficking

4.      Describe how these laws and conventions might apply to trafficking activity in an assigned country

5.      Outline the success or failure of the government of an assigned country to enforce its laws in the spirit of anti-trafficking conventions

6.       Suggest possible action plans for the assigned country

Equipment and Supplies Needed (for research):

PC access to both the Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery website and to the HREA Study Guide on Slavery and Forced Labor.



Anticipatory Set: The anticipatory set for this lesson will be a brief description of some of the forms of modern-day slavery, and how human trafficking & slavery are defined by international laws and conventions.




Sequence of Learning Activities:

1.      Anticipatory set

2.      Discuss the objectives of this project. Design grading rubric

3.      Assign a country to each student to research. Start with tier-3 countries and work backwards toward tier-1. []

Assignments: Each student will be assigned a country from the Human Trafficking website and given one week to conduct the research and submit a report. The report is expected to cover all of the Lesson Objectives (above), with some emphasis on the last four of the objectives.