This power point is designed to lead students into a better understanding of what the Middle Passage was like for enslaved Africans and front load for a movie found on you tube. First students will learn the definition of Middle Passage then do an activity with African rhythms to understand how communication on the ships was only possible through music. Then they will watch a Middle Passage Documentary on you tube where the Middle Passage is explained through music, dance, poetry and information. The video is 43 minutes long. There are teacher notes on the slides to guide teachers through the activity.