Teachers participating in The National Archives and University of Virginia’s Transatlantic Teachers programme in 2011 produced a series of resources examining various aspects of the transatlantic slave trade. These include detailed lesson plans, powerpoints for use in the classroom, contextual notes and student handouts.
We are making these resources, produced by and for UK teachers, available in the pages below and we hope anyone teaching the period finds them useful.
Contact us if you have used documents from The National Archives in your classroom or have lesson ideas you would like to pursue.
This lesson sequence for Year 8 students was written by Stephen John Roberts from The Queen Katherine School in Kendal.
This lesson sequence for year 8 students was written by Ian Marshall from Oxclose Community School, Sunderland.
This lesson sequence for year 8/9 students was written by Jennifer Gridley from Brentside High School in Ealing.
This lesson sequence for year 9 students was written by Lauren Winters from St Robert of Newminster Catholic School in Washington, Tyne & Wear.
This lesson sequence for year 8 students was written by Hannah Wallace from Notre Dame RC Girls School in Southwark.
This lesson sequence for year 9 (or possibly year 12) students was written by Steven Howarth from Ermysted's Grammar School in Skipton.
This lesson sequence for year 8 students was written by Sarah Murphy from Hayes School in Bromley.
This lesson sequence for S2 students (year 8) was written by Dr. Caroline Gilmour from St. Columba's School in Kilmacolm.
This lesson sequence for 14-17 year old students with severe learning and physical needs was written by Scott Harper from Pen-Y-Bryn Senior Special School in Swansea.