British West Indies: Islands & Location


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The islands that make up the British West Indies are largely based in what body of water?

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1. What is the largest island considered part of the British West Indies?

2. Which British West Indies island was once a hub of the international slave trade?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Caribbean islands claimed and governed by Great Britain came to be known as the British West Indies. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of where these islands are located and similarities between three of the islands.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your understanding of:

  • Geography of the British West Indies
  • The island that was a focal point for slave trade
  • The largest island in the British West Indies
  • The colony name for northern and western islands ruled by the British

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a commonality between Montserrat, Bermuda, and the Cayman Islands
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the location of the British West Indies
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the islands governed by the British and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Read the lesson titled British West Indies: Islands & Location to learn about the history of British control of these Caribbean islands. This lesson was created with the following objectives:

  • Explain why the British wanted control of the Caribbean islands
  • Identify various islands and when the British took control of them
  • Tell which islands are still under British control
  • Name the islands that have gained their independence from Great Britain
  • Explain the history of settlement of islands in the British West Indies