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Transatlantic Slave Trade

Complete Lesson Plans and Lesson Activities

Focus: Why was slavery abolished in the British Empire?

The areas covered are:-

LESSON 1: Africa before the slave trade

LESSON 2: The Trade Triangle

LESSON 3: Capture of slaves

LESSON 4: The Middle Passage and Olaudah Equiano   [2 lessons]

LESSON 6: Slave auctions

LESSON 7: Life on plantations

LESSON 8: Slave resistance

LESSON 9: The abolition of slavery

LESSON 10: The impact of the slave trade on Britain and Africa

Transatlantic Slave Trade

Complete Lesson Plans and Lesson Activities

What is included?

The module can be taught as a complete scheme of work, although each lesson can also stand alone in its own right. Each of the ten lessons comes with clear lesson objectives/learning outcomes, starter and plenary activities and 3 sequenced lesson activities. These lesson activities are varied and are designed to engage, challenge and provoke discussion of this very sensitive issue.

Each lesson contains at least one homework task. There are differentiated activities for special needs and more able pupils. Some of the featured lesson activities include a jigsaw cooperative group work activity, a slavery debate, simulation and role play activities on slave ship conditions, the Trade Triangle and slave auctions. Also included are extended writing tasks on the Middle Passage and the abolition of slavery. Mark schemes, writing frames and peer assessment sample answers are provided. There is an end of unit test and pupil self evaluation and target setting form.

This resource contains 109 pages.

Combine this module with Transatlantic Slave Trade Interactive to provide additional audio and visual teaching opportunities.


“Great resources that I would fully recommend. We found the GCSE modules extremely useful for teaching and revision. The resources were relevant to our specification. The source evaluation questions, prompt sheets, mark schemes are excellent, providing opportunities for peer-assessment”

Jean Fowkes, Head of History, Wales High School, Sheffield.


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