3 doors into 33,000 voyages

This lesson sequence for key stage 5 students was written by Katie Hunter from St Thomas of Aquin’s High School in Edinburgh.

Overall enquiry question

Can you negotiate 33,000 sources to prove your theory?

Learning objectives

  • deepen existing knowledge of the triangular trade
  • generate hypotheses from historical sources
  • test these hypotheses against a statistical database


Lesson plans (PDF, 0.18Mb)

Powerpoint slides 1 (PPT, 18.26Mb)

Powerpoint slides 2 (PPT, 1.28Mb)

Using the Voyages Database – a step by step guide (PDF, 2.55Mb)

Resource rationale (PDF, 0.14Mb)