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Teachers taking our MA module (delivered with Roehampton University) have produced a series of resources, using documents from our collections, on a variety of historical topics. These resources include detailed lesson plans, powerpoints for use in the classroom, contextual notes and student handouts.
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.
- 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
These teaching resources are free to download and use in the classroom.
- Did working for ‘King Coal’ enable you to live like a prince?
- You’ve never had it so good?
- Do surveys benefit the surveyed or the surveyors?
- What kinds of people lived in council houses in the 1950s?
- What made a job desirable in the 1950s?
- The 1950s: an age of affluence?
- What can sources tell us about poverty in 1904?