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ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE UNIT STUDY
Looking for a great unit study or supplement for your history curriculum on The Slave Trade for students ages 10 and up? This issue of Learning Through History is the perfect resource! (Also a great resource for parents teaching younger children!)
64 pages of material including:
• Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Timeline
• 16 complete articles with discussion questions
• Fare to Stay Alive on the Middle Passage
• 2 arts & crafts projects
• 2 complete historical literature study guides
• Book and video lists for each article
• Dozens of activity suggestions
• Web links for each article
Only $6.25 plus shipping. Shipping is $2.59 via USPS first class. The Atlantic Slave Trade can be purchased: online in our web store or call 1-239-261-5100 M-F from 9-5 EST to order via phone or receive more info. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express and PayPal, You may also order by mail using a check or money order.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Timeline of Atlantic Slave Trade events from 1619 to 1865.
A DAY IN THE LIFE DURING ...
THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE
by Jacquelin Cangro
Meet Abayomi Saleem from the kingdom of Benin as he is captured for the slave trade as he makes the journey from Africa to the Caribbean.
TRIANGLE OF TRADE: BUILDING A GLOBAL ECONOMY
Six hundred years ago, daring sailors set off on voyages of exploration around the globe. Ships brought back exotic products and created new markets for goods. Fortunes could be made overnight, but someone had to do the dangerous and difficult labor required to grow and manufacture new products. Europeans discovered a source of labor on the continent of Africa. Let’s look back to a time when human life was viewed as merchandise in the search to build a global economy.
CAPE COAST CASTLE
Holly Lynn Anderson
Cape Coast Castle served as the headquarters for the British African slave trade for almost two hundred years from 1664 to 1807. During those years, three million men, women, and children passed through the castle headed toward lives of slavery – learn more about this infamous place.
TOUCHING HISTORY: THE STORY OF THE HENRIETTA MARIE
Where would you look for information about the slave trade of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries? Historians often use newspapers, letters, legal records, and artifacts or relics of the times. In the story inside, a fictitious teen named Sam takes us along on his tour of relics from the English slave ship Henrietta Marie, which sank off the coast of Florida in 1700 on the return trip to England after delivering slaves from Africa to the New World. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano.
OLAUDAH EQUIANO: A LIFE IN SLAVERY AND FREEDOM
Olaudah Equiano knew a lot about slavery. In his long life, he was a slave, a trafficker of slaves, and an antislavery activist. Among other things, he was also a laborer, a clerk, a sailor, and an explorer. Learn a bit about his adventures he detailed in his autobiography,
SOULS FOR SALE: THE SLAVE AUCTIONS
For the ten to eleven million slaves who were brought across the Atlantic from Africa to the United States, crossing the ocean was only the beginning of a long and difficult journey. Once they arrived in America, they were prepared to be sold at one of the slave markets up and down the southern and Gulf coasts. Find out more about these markets in human beings.
THROUGH THE EYES F PHILLIS WHEATLEY
Lauren Tunnell Verdeyen
In July of 1761, a seven-year-old girl stood on a Boston auction block. Dirty, thin, and sickly, she wore nothing but a worn old carpet and an expression of confusion and fear. Read how this young girl later would gain fame through her poems that touched lives and changed minds.
MOLASSES TO RUM TO SLAVES
Learn how the demand for sugar and rum along with the quest for profit became the driving engine behind the Atlantic slave trade.
THE U.S. SLAVE CODES
It all started with a judicial ruling in 1630. From that point on, statutes and judicial rulings regarding black and white relations were passed and enacted as slave owners and governors saw fit. As indentured servants became fewer, the number of slaves increased and so did the rules and regulations that governed a slave’s life – learn how restricted their lives became with each new law.
SEEK YE THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
Read about a rebellion in 1828 led by a charismatic religious slave that ended up with fifty-seven white people dead, including women and children, sending a wave of panic sweeping across the South.
THE MANY PURPOSES OF SLAVE SONGS
Slave songs had many purposes: expressing emotion, giving hope, helping work go faster, and conveying important messages – learn which songs did what and the influence this long ago music has on today’s popular songs.
ELIJAH LOVEJOY: SPEAKING OUT FOR FREEDOM
Learn about Elijah Lovejoy, an intensely religious man with a calm nature whose fiery use of words was designed to shake up current thinking about slavery and free speech whose death fueled a national abolitionist movement to free slaves.
JOSIAH HENSON, THE SLAVE WHO INSPIRED A BESTSELLER
Juliet Haines Mofford
The slave narrative The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 best seller Uncle
Tom’s Cabin – learn about the man who had inspired her.
HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
While other people are known for their work with the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman is certainly the most prominent woman. Discover the woman who after fleeing slavery in 1849, spent the 1850s bringing family members and numerous other slaves to freedom with the help of the Underground Railroad.
ENDING THE SLAVE TRADE
Learn about the role of the British and U.S. Africa Squadron’s role in enforcing anti-slavery laws on the high seas.
THE DRED SCOTT DECISION
On March 6, 1857, an unusually large crowd of journalists and other spectators crammed inside the Washington, D.C., courtroom where the U.S. Supreme Court would soon issue its decision in the case of Dred Scott v.Sandford. Many were hoping that the decision would answer a constitutional question that had plagued the nation for decades: Did the federal government have the power to limit the spread of slavery in Western territories?.
ARTS & CRAFTS
FARE TO STAY ALIVE ON THE MIDDLE PASSAGE
by Christine Gable
CORN HUSK POPPET
by Araminta Matthews
LITERATURE STUDY GUIDES
by Catherine Morin
THE SLAVERY POEMS OF LONGFELLOW
by Jim Cort
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