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 17th century and early 18th century
- 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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