Presentation on theme: "Slavery in the American South A unit about Slavery in general and the History of the Slaves Plantation Life Slave Literature Slavery Music Art and Slavery."— Presentation transcript:
Slavery in the American South A unit about Slavery in general and the History of the Slaves Plantation Life Slave Literature Slavery Music Art and Slavery Creole Life in Louisiana in particular with the help of different media.
The American South The Southern region of the United States includes 16 states, and is split into three smaller units, or divisions: The South Atlantic States, which are Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia (plus the District of Columbia); the East South Central States of Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee; and the West South Central States of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.region United StatesSouth Atlantic StatesDelaware FloridaGeorgiaMaryland North CarolinaSouth CarolinaVirginiaWest VirginiaDistrict of ColumbiaEast South Central StatesAlabama KentuckyMississippi TennesseeWest South Central States ArkansasLouisiana OklahomaTexas
History of the Slaves Imagine that you have lived 140 years ago and were born as the son of a slave field worker... What do you think your life would look like? Do you know that slavery was a very important part in American history that still effects society today? Did you know that not everyone liked the idea of slavery? That people opposed to the slave owners? That this also ended in a war between brothers, the American Civil War?
Plantation Life If you have a look at the picture: who do you think is living on a plantation? How does their daily routine look like? What is life on a plantation like? Are there differences between the different groups?
Slave Literature Do you know any literature on slavery? Did you know that there where even slaves who wrote about their situation in slavery? Who do you think the person on the picture is?
Art and Slavery Art is a very important mean to express opinions on things: Did you know that slaves used art to tell their view of slavery? Artist also depicted slavery in their work: Do you think that their view is different from the slaves?
Slavery Music Do you know any slavery music? Did you know that slaves used music and gospels to communicate and express their sorrows? You will learn about different types of slave music and even try to play it!
Creole Life in Louisiana Have you ever heard the term creole? What does it mean? What does this have to do with the American South?
Aims of this Unit To develop a colourful mix of presentations and to learn how to present it To develop our own webpage To learn to work with different media To improve our English To have lots of fun!!!