Slave Trade Primary Source Stations - Triangle Trade, Middle Passage, & Auction

Slave Trade Primary Source Stations - Triangle Trade, Middle Passage, & Auction
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--Student-led -- Primary source stations -- Common Core-based -- Ready to print and use --
This station activity introduces students to the triangular trade, middle passage and slave auctions through the use of primary source documents. Students participate in three station activities, each of which is student-directed.

Included is a slide show introduction to the lesson, along with complete presenter notes. The slide show depicts the capture of Africans and their journey to the slave coast. Teacher questions guide students to an understanding of how and why Africans were captured and sold into slavery, and sets up the learning at the three stations.

At one station students read about the Triangle Trade and create a map of goods moving between the American colonies, Europe and Asia. Blank and model maps are included. At the next two stations, students view primary source materials on the Middle Passage, and a Slave Auction. Primary source materials are included, and are edited to be concise and approachable for grades 8 and above.

This student-directed investigation activity is a memorable and powerful introduction to America's great moral failing.

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Total Pages
16 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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