Atlantic Slave Trade Teacher Resources
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The Voyage of Slaves in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
5th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
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,...
Writing in First Person about the Atlantic Slave Trade Lesson Plan
6th - 8th
Learners investigate the Atlantic slave trade. In this slavery lesson, students watch "Slavery, Society, and Apartheid," as well as "Slave Ship." Learners discuss the information presented in the videos, especially St. John's Revolt....
Comparing Slave Trades: A Study of the Transatlantic and Trans-Saharan Slave Trades
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
While most people are familiar with the transatlantic slave trade, there is less knowledge of another major external African slave trade in world history: the trans-Saharan slave trade. Pupils work in groups to read informational texts...
Streams of Time Lesson Plan: Visually Organizing the History of the Atlantic Slave Trade
6th - 8th
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.
Excerpt from Eyewitness Accounts of Slavery in the Danish West Indies"
7th - 12th
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,...
Colonialism and American Foundations Sample Test Questions
8th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
What was the main cause of European colonization in America? How did Thomas Paine's Common Sense play a role in the establishment of the United States? What was the trans-Atlantic slave trade? These are just a few of the many questions...
Teaching Hard History: A Framework for Teaching American Slavery
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Pupils investigate American slavery from colonial times through the Civil War. They incorporate primary sources, video clips, and firsthand accounts to understand how the slavery issue gripped the nation. Essays, presentations, and...
Many Passages: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Brookes
8th - 11th
Examine three perspectives of the slave trade - captain, sailor, and captive - through this collaborative analysis activity. Small groups study one perspective with a primary source to analyze. They discern what is a historical fact and...
Early Modern: Global Interactions
9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
The moment Christopher Columbus's ships touched the shores of a New World, the old world changed forever. But has it been for the better? High schoolers consider the effectiveness, benefits, and drawbacks of the Columbian Exchange with a...