Friday 1 January 2016

Modern-Day Slavery

Level: Upper-Intermediate/Advanced

Duration: 90 minutes

Theme: Social Justice; Modern-Day Slavery


  • Raise students' awareness of a social issue 
  • Practice speaking, listening and reflective skills 
  • Motivate learners to take action against social injustice 

By the end of this lesson students will be able to:
  • Understand and define the notion of human trafficking and modern-day slavery
  • Understand and use vocabulary related to the topic of modern-day slavery
  • Recognize different types of modern-day slavery
  • Take a stance and write a reflective essay on the topic


Photo credit: Ira Gelb

CC BY-ND 2.0

The lesson plan includes the following TED Talk:

Online lesson available on the TED-Ed platform at 

This lesson plan was a CaLiMeRo Competition Prize Winner (2015) offering a free place on the Sharing One Language, SO(U)L, Camp in Sremski Karlovci, Serbia, in August, 2015. 

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