Slavery/Trafficking Lesson Plan

Speak Truth to Power


  • If slavery is illegal, why does it exist throughout the world today?
  • For what reasons do governments turn a blind eye to human trafficking and slavery?
  • How can effective change occur?


40 minutes


After this lesson, students will be able to

  • Recognize the issue of human trafficking and its relationship to modern slavery.
  • Listen to an excerpt about Juliana Dogbadzi and discuss the source of her enslavement, the results of her enslavement, and the ultimate outcome of her situation.
  • Reflect on the concept of paying for the wrongs of another person in order to recognize the ways in which the issue relates to their own lives.
  • Brainstorm ideas for taking action against these violations of human rights.
  • Write for personal reflection to assess their understanding of the issue
  • Propose an action and implement the action.