This lesson sequence for S2 students (year 8) was written by Dr. Caroline Gilmour from St. Columba's School in Kilmacolm.

Overall enquiry question

How important were Africans to the Atlantic slave trade?

Learning objectives

Pupils should use original sources to:

  • Challenge traditional views of the Slave Trade, particularly the Triangular Trade model

  • Investigate and explain the detailed workings of the slave trade in Africa

  • Explain the importance of the role of Africans in the Atlantic Slave trade

  • Explain the impact of the Atlantic Slave Trade on Africa and Africans


Lesson plans (PDF, 0.09Mb)

Teacher's notes (PDF, 0.08Mb)

Student's workbook (PDF, 7.30Mb)

Lesson powerpoint (PPT, 2.16Mb)

Contextual essay (PDF, 0.03Mb)

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