Colonial America and the Atlantic Slave Trade- Webquest and Video Analysis with Key- this is a 12 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teacher’s key for easy marking. It contains 33 questions based on a Ted-Ed educational video and an online U.S. history study guide.
Students will be introduced to the Atlantic Slave Trade by watching a Ted-Ed video which provides the history, motivation behind, and the lasting legacy of the Atlantic Slave Trade. The establishment of European colonies in the New World, the plantation system, the warfare between various African kingdoms which competed to catch more slaves, the Middle Passage, the harsh treatment of slaves, and their eventual arrival in the English colonies are all covered by the video. The video also goes over the racial bias that was created by Europeans in order to justify their usage of slaves. Following the video, students will navigate to an online U.S. history database website which will cover the lives slaves were forced to live in various English colonies. The large plantations in the south and their usage of hundreds of thousands of slaves, the different jobs slaves could hold, the manumission of some slaves, slave codes, and the many biases and racist conditions slaves were forced to endure are all discussed in the online database articles.
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.