Voices from the Trans‐Atlantic Slave Trade

This Voices from the Trans‐Atlantic Slave Trade activity & project also includes:

Young historians trace the roots of African slavery and learn about the causes and effects of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade through a PowerPoint presentation and by reading and discussing excerpts from the book Copper Sun.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Consider using this resource as part of an interdisciplinary unit, with collaboration between English and social studies instructors on the book Copper Sun 
Classroom Considerations

  • It is important to approach this topic with great care and careful consideration, as it can be a very sensitive subject for young learners

  • Includes interesting journaling assignment where learners assume the role of an African and detail their life before and after being sold into slavery
  • Detailed instructional guidelines

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