Resistance and Rebellion in the Caribbean
How did enslaved people resist?
What to expect in the onsite workshop:
In the onsite workshop students will examine original documents to explore different methods enslaved people used to resist the system of slavery. These range from day to day acts of resistance like working deliberately slowly to full-scale armed revolts. This workshop contains documents that explore the brutality of British rule in the Caribbean such as punishment lists and laws restricting cultural and religious practices of enslaved people.
The two-hour workshop is led by an experienced history educator in an inspiring learning space at The National Archives in Kew. Students handle a range of original documents including newspapers, letters and a fascinating map showing the area the Maroons, formally enslaved people in Jamaica settled.
*Note both onsite and online sessions are designed for students who have studied Transatlantic slavery, it is not an introduction to this subject.
What to expect in the online workshop:
In the online workshop in your classroom students will examine documents to explore different methods enslaved people used to resist the system of slavery. These range from day to day acts of resistance like working deliberately slowly to full-scale armed revolts.
The one-hour online session in your classroom is led by an experienced history educator, you only need a microphone, large screen and webcam to take part. Interactive activities encourage students to discuss their ideas and work in groups using high-quality materials provided in advance by the Education team.
*Note we will adapt the timing of the workshop to fit with your lesson times.