The First and Last King of Haiti

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Henry Christophe—the first and last king of Haiti—presided over a free country, but one with forced labor laws. A video resource from TedEd profiles Christophe and situates him within the complicated context of the Haitian Revolution. Links allow pupils to explore current events in Haiti. Additional links connect to discussion questions on topics such as reparations for slavery. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Create discussion questions to connect the history of the Haitian Revolution to the country's current conditions
Classroom Considerations
  • References to violence and suicide may be inappropriate for some individuals
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Pros
  • Ready-to-use linked resources make connections between the video and Haiti's current situation
  • Resource spotlights a neglected aspect of history
Cons
  • None