The Voyage of Slaves in the Transatlantic Slave Trade

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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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

  • The final project involving representation of the various stages of the slave trade may be difficult for some learners in seeing the brutality of the system
Pros

  • Includes secondary source reading and worksheet questions to provide basic background information on slave trade
  • Very well-developed lesson, beginning with group image analysis of primary source and progressing into learners designing their own "artifacts" (painting, poem, newspaper, song, etc.) to contribute to the mural
  • Group project handouts are complete and ready to administer
Cons

  • None