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- Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
Slave Trade Teacher Resources
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Students study the Tran-Atlantic Slave Trade and learn to evaluate historical arguments. For this slave trade lesson, students read about the Atlantic Slave System. Students take notes on slave trade and make a timeline for the information. Students then design questions to argue against David Brion Davis' historical argument. Students design search queries based on their questions and then research the queries. Students create posters for their arguments.
Provide your class with a look of the scope and context of the African Slave Trade. Graphic images of lynchings, injuries from whippings, and slave auctions will leave viewers agape with horror and ready to discuss the question on the final slide: "Does slavery exist anywhere in the world today?"
Young scholars research the Atlantic slave trade during the 18th century. For this slave trade lesson, students read a narrative about colonial expansion in the Americas and the rise of slavery in the United States. Young scholars 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.
Tenth graders examine the triangular trade routes. In this trading history lesson, 10th graders explore the trade routes and items that were traded as part of the trade routes that featured slave trade. Students discuss the impact of the goods and people traded on the routes.