Download, reproduce, distribute, and enjoy a warm beverage while students dive into the Middle Passage. Students will learn new vocabulary words, determine the central idea of a primary source document, and then choose one of two activities that will help them to analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic. The activities can be completed in class or for homework. The lesson is based on an edited excerpt from Gustavus Vassa’s “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano” and includes a text-rendering of the document that will lead to a lively class discussion about the central idea of the excerpt. This lesson is perfectly aligned with CORE standards and has a strong content component. A suggested lesson plan is included.