Not because Rolfe, an Englishman, had married an Indian, but because Pochahontas, a princess, had married a commoner. That being said he was still from a time that the world was not as small as today and his thinking was the same as the people in that time. However, I disagree with the manifest density that the west belonged to the whites. What strategies, if any, seem to have met with at least temporary success? It is pure irony, that after watching this video, it is apparent that America is the creator of the biggest oxymoron of all time: freedom and race have the same birthday. To include the term illusion in the series title is thus to flirt too closely with the pernicious doctrine of post-racialism, also known as colorblindness, in my view. Stop at approximately 5:56 with the image of slaves laboring in the fields accompanied to music.
It effectively and accessibly anatomizes racial segregation, stratification, privilege and disadvantage, violence, fear, and guilt in the United States. I suggest to brainstorm to come up with ideas and to jog your memory of the documentary before you start your responses. Unfortunately for them there is nothing any body can do to change the fact that we are all equal. Did they read the material carefully? America could be so much more if we actually stayed true to those principles. Allot three classes plus outside work time to implement the primary source work. Nevertheless, there was one piece of information that was new to me. The documentary companion web site is available on the web site.
We also learn how institutional policies impacted the socioeconomic status of non-whites. Conservatives need to stop saying that government programs do not reduce poverty, because the facts demonstrate this is not true. For example, the movie illustrates that white people term themselves as smarter and of higher class and they develop an ideology that they are superior to anybody else. Please elaborate using the perspective and knowledge that you have obviously gained previously. Also to try to prove an inferior race exists and that race exists at all is too broad to ever conclude. Ask each group to summarize the contents of their document s for the class, and to explain what they have learned about indentured servitude from them.
They follow the order of the documents listed at each site but omit many of the documents to make the activities listed below more manageable. An oppressed labor force would provide the cheapest source of labor. Perhaps you can demonstrate your knowledge here. It was very interesting to learn that Jefferson was the first to articulate about race. The House We Live In ends by addressing the notion of a color blind society versus equality. Indians and English: Facing Off in North America. Ask students to complete the following form about their chess pieces: Chess Pieces: What Difference Makes a Difference? Resume showing the video at approximately 5:56 and end at approximately 15:51.
What would the master or mistress supply the servant with upon completion of the indentures? As you list each population, ask the class to vote whether they are or are not a race, and tally the results. For Jefferson to say all men are created equal but want to own another human being is sick. Students can be asked to assess their own roles in the small-group work analyzing documents. This production is very highly recommended for senior high school through adult. Before watching the film I thought race had been around for as long as people have had different variations in skin color. You are free to discuss the episode with others and to refer to the website url above for the program for help in formulating your responses. Why would it now be imperative to define the status of gray? Explain that no one group will be able to answer all of them.
I believe that due to all the stuff that happen back then it has left a scar in society because racism will never end. And by the early 20th century America was celebrating its civilizing efforts and imperialistic triumphs at the 1904 world's fair in St. The nominal definition of P. Episode 3: The House We Live In, focuses on how our institutions shape and create race. To begin the activity, put students in small groups.
What were the distinctions between servant and slave? Without government programs, the poverty rate would have been higher in 2012. These records tell a remarkable story as judges and legislators, faced with a variety of thorny issues, begin to enact the slave codes. I think also that race is not useful in any way, how in the movie illustrate the white people are smarter and high class they are superior to any body else , and the black people are the slaves the lower class and they are not capable enough to be civilized. Perhaps this might be a good starting point for your critical race paper. Other Titles: Difference between us. Directions: Jamestown was in need of laborers.
Or do we make new rules that define their powers? The colonists wore the same clothes for weeks, were covered with lice, and rarely bathed. While watching these documentaries I start to think how back then you felt the need to be better or a higher rank in society. Highly Recommended Distributed by Distributed by , Order Dept. Status was more important than skin color. I truly support the saying that all men are created equal. Did they make inferences and connect ideas in order to answer their focus questions? I find it interesting that slavery and some institution similar to racism existed historically in various places throughout history, but upon further reflection, I believe that those instances of discrimination were based on religion and country of birth more than the color of skin the enslaved happened to have. These can be viewed online or downloaded and photocopied.
He needed another pair of glasses. Neither saw themselves as a race. A person with the legal standing of a woman or child? To make it worse Thomas Jefferson said that all men are created equal but the word men did not include the blacks. When the process is finished, focus whole group discussion on the last three questions listed above. What is class in the U. Only after a century of legal negotiations did the laws emerge by which the planter class ensured itself a reliable form of labor through institutionalizing race-based slavery. Anger is the wrong response to inequity and inaction.
To help students understand this concept better, distribute a number of different chess pieces to the class. Because all slaves happen to be black, color becomes associated with supremacy or inferiority. Students have now seen some of the reasons why the Jamestown colony was in dire need of cheap labor, and why European indentured servants provided an unsatisfactory source of labor. The heart of the lesson is the study of selected statutes and judicial records available on-line at Virtual Jamestown. White chess pieces, even those which might have once been pawns themselves, would thus feel they have more to gain by seeing themselves as white than they do in making common cause with their former black counterparts against the aristocracy. In 1786, he gave his viewpoint on the differences among whites, blacks and Indians while suggesting that science could prove these differences. How could these designations be manipulated such as to create both a greater source of labor, and diminished resistance to the acquisition of native land? Its sad to me how ignorant American society has been and how technically in a way we still are.