Slavery in Ancient World.
Slavery was used in almost every civilization for agriculture and construction projects. The civilization in India did not have an institution called slavery, but it had people in the caste system who worked without getting paid. Slaves could be servants, builders, farmers, or any other type of worker that other people did not want to be. This allowed civilizations to build great structures and achieve many things, but it relied on the work of a lower class.
In some ways, slavery in the ancient world was different than it was in American history. Slaves were usually prisoners who were taken from war, but they were also sometimes people who did not have enough money to pay debts. Slavery was usually not racist, and in some civilizations slaves could have property. In the Roman world, a slave had the chance to eventually become free.
Create a new bubble off of the short reading concerning slavery and answer the following questions. You do not need to CSRQ, but I do recommend copy&pasting the questions into your new bubble.
1. In the ancient world, slaves were used for two main purposes. What are these?
2. What two ways are mentioned, that people in the Ancient World ended up in slavery?
3. How was India different from the other ancient civilizations?
4. Now read page 200-201 "Social Levels of the Caste System" (or use the web). Who are the Pariahs and why were they called the Untouchables? Tell me three rules of the caste system?
5. Find two website and highlight information that shows how slavery functioned in your two ancient civilizations. Then save to Diigo.