Introduction: My 7th Grade Slavery Project

Towards the end of my 7th grade year we began studying Africa, apartheid, and slavery.

Step 1: What Was the Project?

Our main project for this unit was to create I dairy as if you were a slave who was just living your life then all of a sudden this changes and your forced into chains to the new world.

Step 2: How Did I Create This?

In order to create this I first brainstormed, researched, and just sat and thought about how it would be if I were a slave. So I read Copper Sun my Sharon Draper and that gave me so much inspiration. Suddenly, images and words started to flow and before I knew I had finished my dairy. Once, I typed everything up I printed it out and crumpled the papers up. Next, I soaked the once wrinkled paper in coffee. Then, I baked the papers until dry. Then, I burnt the edges and the little holes in the paper to give it and old antique look. Finally, my masterpiece was completed.

Step 3: What Did I Learn?

While doing this project I learned more about the true struggle of those who came before me. I also learned how going above and beyond in my school work truly pays off. (I got a 100 on my project!!). Lastly, I learned how blessed I am that I didn't have to endure as much as others.