Children in the Slave Trade

Colleen Vasconcellos and Susan Douglass | Apr 19, 2021

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.

Tags: Africa Atlantic World Britain United States Class Activities Lesson Plans Primary Sources Readings Human Rights & Violations Slavery 1400-1600 1600-1800


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