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Program Flyer: Captive Passage

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Content Provider   The Mariners' Museum  2012-13 Honorable Mention, 2013-14 Honorable Mention
Contact Information   Anne Marie Millar
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA  23606
United States
Phone: (757) 591-7748
Program Type   Individual Program
Program Rating      based on 45 evaluation(s).
Target Audience   Education: Grade(s): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, University, Public Library: Library Patrons, Retirement Communities
Maximum Number of Participants   30
Minimum Number of Participants   no minimum
Primary Disciplines   Social Studies/History
Secondary Disciplines   Character Education
Program Description   This hands-on program will help students discover how the institution of black slavery shaped the history, culture, and commerce of four continents over the course of five centuries, and how its impact is still felt today. Drawing heavily on primary source material, students will identify the economic, cultural, and racial origins of the slave trade. Firsthand accounts of the slave trade by enslaved Africans, slave traders, and abolitionists will give students the chance to explore the human side of this ?peculiar institution.? Reproduction artifacts and musical instruments give students the opportunity to explore firsthand the transference of African culture across the Atlantic to the Americas. Through the use of maps and other teaching materials students will examine the Triangle Trade, and come to a better understanding of the role slavery played in the development of the Americas.
Middle school and high school students are encouraged to bring to their museum experience questions they may have about the history of slavery, the impact the trade had on enslaved Africans, and the development of the societies of those that enslaved them. Museum Educators will facilitate discussion and discovery in this lively, hour-long program.
Program Format   1. Students will learn about the roots of African slavery.
2. Students will participate in activities that demonstrate life on a slave ship.
3. Students will learn about the differences between geographical areas where slaves were taken, and what different jobs they had.
4. Students will see how slaves used music as a link to their home and as a communication tool.

This whole program will be very interactive, with both the teacher and the students asking and answering questions.
Objectives   The students will understand the process a slave followed, from Africa, through the Middle Passage, to life on a plantation.

The student will understand the history of slavery in regards to its role in the shaping of the Americas.

The student will make connections to the contributions of slave culture to modern culture and life.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns   National


Understands why the Americas attracted Europeans, why they brought enslaved Africans to their colonies, and how Europeans struggled for control of North America and the Caribbean
Understands how political, religious, and social institutions emerged in the English colonies
Understands how the values and institutions of European economic life took root in the colonies, and how slavery reshaped European and African life in the Americas


Understands the causes of the American Revolution, the ideas and interests involved in forging the revolutionary movement, and the reasons for the American victory
Understands the impact of the American Revolution on politics, economy, and society
Understands the institutions and practices of government created during the Revolution and how they were revised between 1787 and 1815 to create the foundation of the American political system based on the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights

NSS-USH.5-12.4 ERA 4: EXPANSION AND REFORM (1801-1861)

Understands United States territorial expansion between 1801 and 1861, and how it affected relations with external powers and Native Americans
Understands how the industrial revolution, increasing immigration, the rapid expansion of slavery, and the westward movement changed the lives of Americans and led toward regional tensions
Understands the extension, restriction, and reorganization of political democracy after 1800
Understands the sources and character of cultural, religious, and social reform movements in the antebellum period
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns   Virginia

History and Social Science: K.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.7, 3.8, 3.12, VS.3, VS.4, USI.4, USI.5, USI.8, USI.9, USII.5, WHI.10, WHII.4, WHII.5, WHII.8, WG.1, VUS.2, VUS.3, VUS.6, VUS.7
Program Length   45 minutes - one hour
By Request   This program is available by request ONLY
Date/Time Notes   Please book at least 2 weeks in advance.
Program Cost   By Request Cost: $125.00
By Request Cost with Premium Service: $125.00 What's this?
Cancellation Policy   Please cancel as soon as you know you must. At least a week in advance is preferable.
Is recording allowed?   No
Program Delivery Mode(s)   Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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