American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery
James R. Moore

Human trafficking children and adults forced into prostitution, sex work, labor, and victimized by organ harvesting—is a modern day form of slavery that affects over 40 million people across the globe. This moral abomination violates every core principle of democracy, such as liberty, equality, justice, and due process. Human trafficking is an enormously profitable industry that spawns traffickers to engage in violence, coercion, fraud, threats, and predatory actions against the world’s most vulnerable populations, including children, immigrants, the poor, and individuals from dysfunctional families, communities, and nations. It is imperative that all educators recognize the warning signs to help victimized students and teach about this scourge. Human trafficking is an excellent topic for social studies because students may engage with the didactic, reflective, and affective domains on an issue with powerful moral, political, and economic implications. This article provides basic information and teaching suggestions.

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