Teachers participating in The National Archives and University of Virginia's Transatlantic Teachers programme in 2011 produced a series of resources examining various aspects of the transatlantic slave trade. These include detailed lesson plans, powerpoints for use in the classroom, contextual notes and student handouts.

We are making these resources, produced by and for UK teachers, available in the pages below and we hope anyone teaching the period finds them useful.

If you have used documents from The National Archives in your classroom or have lesson ideas you would like to pursue feel free to contact us.