- Inset sessions
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- Witnessing the African Slave Trade
- What does a slave rebellion look like?
- Was 1807 really the end of the slave trade?
- Remembering victims of the slave trade
- Lick and lock up done wid
- How proud can Britain be?
- How powerful were slaves?
- How important were Africans to the Atlantic slave trade?
- Childhood slavery in North Africa
- 3 doors into 33,000 voyages
Witnessing the African Slave Trade
This lesson sequence for Year 8 students was written by Stephen John Roberts from The Queen Katherine School in Kendal.
Overall enquiry question
What would a traveller to the West African coast during the late 17th and 18th centuries have witnessed?
Students will acquire and/or practice the following skills:
- Interpreting original sources
- Forming and testing hypotheses
- Producing narratives and explanations based on evidence
- Working independently and collaboratively
Students will acquire the following knowledge:
- Geographical and cultural history of West Africa during the late 17thC and early 18thC
- Why Europeans went to West Africa and what they did when they got there
- How Africans and Europeans interacted
- Why forts were used
- How slaves were acquired and transported
- How the slave trade affected people
Lesson plans (PDF, 0.02Mb)
Student's workbook (PDF, 2.79Mb)
Whiteboard slides (PPT, 19.18Mb)
Sources posters (PPT, 2.06Mb)
Sources for lesson 2 (PPT, 14.31Mb)
Teacher's notes (PDF, 0.58Mb)
Contextual essay (PDF, 0.02Mb)
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