Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery

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Title Human Trafficking & Modern Day Slavery Local Dynamics

Unit Topic: Sociology

Grade Level: College

Lesson Topic: Local Dynamics of Trafficking In Persons

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.      For an assigned country, determine the magnitude, mode, underlying factors, trafficking routes and prevention & rehabilitation activities

4.       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 discussion of how people get trapped into modern-day slavery and what governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are doing to counteract it. The anticipatory set will serve to enforce the concept that social change can be accelerated when resources are provided and intelligent leadership is exercised.




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 two of the objectives.