Atlantic Slave Trade - Reading with Questions, Map Activity, Benefits and Harms - This 10 page Atlantic Slave Trade resource includes a variety of teaching materials. Overall, the resource is an excellent tool for teaching an overview of the Atlantic Slave Trade and the impacts it created for Europe, Africa and America. The resource includes a detailed teacher key and is designed to "print and teach".
The resource begins with an informative two-page reading of the main overview of the Atlantic Slave Trade. It details the "trade triangle" of the Middle Passage and the reasons that slavery was carried out. It contains detailed information to help your students understand the significance of the Atlantic Slave Trade and slavery in general. Finally, it details briefly what life was like for slaves aboard the slave ships and on the plantations during the Atlantic Slave Trade.
Next, using the reading students will complete a set of 12 questions related to the main events of the Atlantic Slave Trade. The questions are a combination of analysis and comprehension questions and will test the ability of your students to show their learning from the included reading.
The resource also includes a Map Activity in which students will label the world regions significant to the Atlantic Slave Trade. As well, the map activity requires students to use information from the reading to show the "trade triangle" of the Middle Passage and to detail what was being transported along each stage of the "trade triangle".
Finally, the resource concluded with an activity in which students must identify the benefits and harms of the Atlantic Slave Trade on Europe, Africa and the Americas. Students will use the reading to identify these benefits and harms and show that they understand how the Atlantic Slave Trade impacted each continent. This activity includes a web link on the teacher key for a possibility of extension.
Again, all activities in the resource include a detailed teacher key for ease of assessment.
Overall, this is an excellent resource for teaching the Atlantic Slave Trade and can act as an excellent introductory activity to your unit of study. It contains a variety of activities that will engage and inform your students on this important event in history. It would also make a great sub plan!