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This presentation offers an overview of the Atlantic slave trade, taking care to give the subject its due diligence and explain the origins of slavery, the types of products slaves were forced to harvest, the most common importers of slaves in the Caribbean and Brazil, how Europeans acquired slaves through trading, etc. The narrator emphasizes understanding the economics of slavery to fully comprehend the tragedy of the institution, and offers startling statistics to the uniquely horrifying nature of chattel slavery in the Atlantic.
Use best-teaching practices to discuss the practices and implications of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Here you'll find a detailed lesson plan involving a variety of collaborative and engaging components, including image analysis, group reading and discussion, and a final group project whereby learners contribute to a creative class mural reflecting what they have learned.
Students examine the institution of slavery in the United States. In this slavery lesson, students watch "Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North,"  and discuss reparations legislation in the United States. Students debate reparations legislation and write position papers on the topic.
Sixth graders examine how Africans were treated in the Caribbean and Haiti after reading about the Atlantic Slave Trade. From a multicultural information passage, they complete a time line on Toussiant L-Ouverture and write an obituary.
Actual ship diagrams and a table of voyage data gives young historians an authentic glimpse of on-board experiences during the Atlantic Slave Trade. The class examines a projected diagram of the slave ship Brooks, recording thoughts. Consider pair-share before the group discusses the image. The group continues to examine a chart depicting voyage data, and answers analysis questions. Conclude with a class discussion or a writing assignment (prompts and sources included).
High schoolers examine the history of slavery, and the evolution of the transatlantic slave trade. They watch a video on slavery, read essays, and organize and develop a 15-minute presentation on the history of slavery.
Brazilian music, culture, and religion have been heavily influenced by African's who were brought to South America during the time of slave trading. This presentation covers the blending of two cultures which resulted in Afro-Brazilian music, religion, and dance. Candomble, Capoeira, dance and instruments are all described in terms of the two cultures. 
What would it have been like to have heard the debate on the issue of slavery at the Constitutional Convention of 1787? With this resource, you are given the opportunity to read through a reconstruction of speeches on the topic with your class. After assigning your class members roles in the debate, read through the transcript together and ask guiding questions along the way to clarify the different arguments that are being raised.
Students research the Atlantic slave trade during the 18th century. In this slave trade lesson, students read a narrative about colonial expansion in the Americas and the rise of slavery in the United States. Students write down what they know about the Atlantic slave trade in the 18th Century and answer questions in the form of an essay, narrative, or a journal entry.
Students analyze the effects of the slave trade on the New World and African culture. They comprehend the role of the Middle Passage in the slave trade. Pupils evaluate the violation of human rights as seen in the African slave trade.
Young scholars study the impact of the Transatlantic slave trade. In this slavery lesson, students read activity and artifact materials to determine how the slave trade impacted carnival and racist attitudes that still exist.
Use the power of primary sources to help young historians understand the conditions Africans endured while being shipped during the slave trade. After reading an excerpt from Eyewitness Accounts of Slavery in the Danish West Indies, learners create a semantic map showing the various challenges of this experience. Consider pairing this excerpt with several other primary source documents for an even more authentic study.
Students examine the impact the Atlantic Slave Trade had on Africa and the African people, through the analysis of literature and film. They identify the geographic regions of Africa and locate selected African countries, countries that are used as later case studies in the examination the legacy of slavery and colonialism
Learners discuss the Atlantic slave trade and the facts about the St. John revolt.  In this investigative lesson students write a personal account of a person involved in the revolt. 
Students explore US history by completing an ancestry activity. In this slavery lesson plan, students research Internet sites and identify the slave trade routes used several hundred years ago. Students create a timeline based on African American slavery and read several biographies of former slaves.
Students read, The Transatlantic Slave Trade, and then in teams, focus on one section of the essay. They write down key events and dates, with a brief description of each, and organize it chronologically onto a timeline.
Ninth graders examine the American Slave Trade.  In this World History lesson, 9th graders analyze photos of the Middle Passage.  Students read an account of a person on one of the Middle Passage voyages. 
Young scholars create a database to show information about events in history. In this database lesson, students create and analyze information on the slave trade. Young scholars answer questions based on the information collected.
In this slavery worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and multiple choice questions regarding the slave trade that was part of the triangular trade network.
Eighth graders explore the African slave trade. They identify the principal figures practicing the African slave trades at three locations. Students draw the physical routes of the slave trade on a map and they list the reasons for the slave trade.

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