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Forms of resistance to slavery
Slaves often ran away from plantations. Here, the many different reasons why slaves chose this particular form of resistance are explored. Some slaves disappeared for good, while others simply absconded for a night. The story of the Jamaican Maroons - free-living rebel slaves - is described, explaining how they were able to resist attempts by the British to recapture them. The British actually made peace treaties with the Maroons and gave them land.
How many students in the class have heard of the Maroons? How many of them know about resistance to slavery generally? Get them to work in groups to plan and possibly make their own short documentary film called 'Missing Pages from the History Books: Resistance to Slavery'.
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