Children in the Slave Trade
Children in the Slave Trade is a long teaching module that engages students in primary source-driven lessons on this overlooked topic; until recently, slave studies rarely discussed children’s experiences in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. It has been estimated that one quarter of the slaves who crossed the Atlantic were children. This site includes an informational essay, objectives, activities, discussion questions, teaching strategies, lesson plans, an annotated bibliography and an essay prompt relating to thirteen primary sources.
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