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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,...
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...
Writing in First Person about the Atlantic Slave Trade Lesson Plan
6th - 8th
Students investigate the Atlantic slave trade. In this slavery lesson, students watch "Slavery, Society, and Apartheid," as well as "Slave Ship." Students discuss the information presented in the videos, especially St. John's Revolt....
Primary Source Worksheet: Excerpt of Senate Bill Proposing an End to the Slave Trade
8th - 11th
To sign or not to sign? That is the question facing readers of the 1807 bill proposing an end to the slave trade. After a close reading of excerpts from the bill, readers are asked to advise Thomas Jefferson either to sign or reject the...
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.
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...
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,...
The African Slave Trade: From West Africa to South Carolina and Beyond
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...