This lesson sequence for year 9 (or possibly year 12) students was written by Steven Howarth from Ermysted’s Grammar School in Skipton.
Overall enquiry question
How proud can Britain be of the Royal Navy’s efforts to end the Atlantic slave trade in the 19th century?
- interpreting primary sources of evidence (from The National Archives)
- learning about methods used by the Royal Navy to suppress Atlantic slave trade in the 19th century
- forming and testing hypotheses
- comparing contemporary and hindsight perspectives on historical events
- make judgments taking the historic context into account
Lesson plans (PDF, 0.12Mb)
Powerpoints and documents (ZIP, 8.38Mb)
Rationale for lessons and teacher’s notes (PDF, 0.12Mb)
Contextual essay (PDF, 0.13Mb)
- 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 powerful were slaves?
- How important were Africans to the Atlantic slave trade?
- Childhood slavery in North Africa
- 3 doors into 33,000 voyages