Objective: In Chapter 1, the preoccupation with freedom is a predominately Western concept. Patterson views the development of freedom as a social value as somewhat of an historical development process. This lesson will discuss the preoccupation with freedom and freedom's social value as an historical development process.
1) Class Discussion: How is the Western world preoccupied with freedom?
Small Group Activity: Why does this preoccupation exist? Does it exist in other areas of the world? Explain.
Class Discussion: Share the groups' thoughts about the preoccupation with freedom and where this preoccupation exists. What must exist before freedom is recognized as a social value?
Homework: What is your definition of freedom? How did you come to believe this?
Objective: In Chapter 1, the underlying theme of slavery is the domination of one entity by another entity. This lesson will discuss the concept of slavery.
1) Class Discussion: What is slavery?
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