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Slave Trade & Colonization of Africa Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary
Use this collection of lesson plans and teacher resources if you need to create and teach lessons about the slave trade and colonization of Africa. The chapter is designed to help you plan thorough and engaging lessons about the Triangular Trade, the Middle Passage, the scramble for Africa, European imperialism in Africa and more.
The chapter also comes with supplemental lessons that you can show your students to prompt class discussions. Finally, you can use the included lesson quizzes to test your students' understanding of these historical topics.
How It Helps
- Curriculum standards: Makes sure your slave trade and African colonization lessons meet history education standards
- Homework or class assignments: Includes multiple-choice quizzes that can be used as class or homework assignments
- Learning objectives: Highlights essential information about the history of Africa's colonization and the slave trade
How It Works
This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning lessons about Africa's colonization and the slave trade easy.
- Find lesson plans for specific slave trade and African colonization topics you want to cover in class.
- Formulate your world history class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
- Share the related slave trade and colonization of Africa lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
- Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important lesson concepts about the colonization of Africa and the slave trade.
- Engage your students with relevant slave trade and African colonization activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.
1. Triangular Trade Lesson Plan
Teaching students about the triangular trade route can get sticky. Use this Study.com lesson plan to guide students through the three legs of the route, then evaluate historical significance. Follow up with a student-made informational gallery walk.
2. Triangular Trade: Route, System & Role in Slavery
In the 16th century, trade between Europe, Africa, and the Americas defined the colonial world. In this lesson, explore the system of triangular trade and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
3. Amistad Movie Discussion Questions
'Amistad' is an emotionally poignant film packed with powerful moments. These discussion questions can help you guide high school students through the historical context, true-to-life characters, and societal implications of the movie's themes.
4. Middle Passage Lesson Plan
What is Middle Passage and what does it have to do with slavery? Answer these and other questions with your students using this lesson plan that includes facts, discussion, and an activity.
5. Slaves in the Middle Passage: Definition, Facts & Summary
The Middle Passage, the second leg of the Triangle Trade of transatlantic slavery, was a horrific ordeal for the millions of Africans kidnapped from their home nations.
6. Slave Trade Lesson Plan
Use this video-based lesson plan to teach your students about the evolution of the slave trade. Students will watch an engaging video describing the economics of slavery and the triangular trade system, then discuss related ideas before finishing up with an activity.
7. The Slave Trade in Africa
The enslavement of Africans for work in American fields remains one of the darkest spots on the colonial period. This lesson explains how it evolved in the earliest days of the colonial period.
8. Scramble for Africa Lesson Plan
This lesson plan explores the invasion and colonization of Africa and its impact on the people, culture, government, and economy. Students will watch two videos, participate in discussion questions, and complete an activity. Quizzes will help you evaluate students' understanding.
9. European Imperialism in Africa: Invasions, Colonization & Rivalries
In this lesson, we will learn about European imperialism in Africa. We will explore the 'Scramble for Africa,' and highlight the key themes and events associated with it.
10. The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose
This lesson will explore the 19th and 20th century colonization of Africa, which forever changed the political landscape of the continent. In doing so, it will highlight the Berlin Conference and the Principle of Effectivity.
11. African Imperialism Activities
African imperialism, also called Scramble for Africa or Race for Africa, was created by European countries to gain control of Africa from 1880-1914. Students will enhance their knowledge by completing a mapping and timeline activity and game.
12. Triangular Trade Activities
Understanding triangular trade is a significant part of understanding the history of Atlantic slavery. This lesson offers activities that will help students think critically about triangular trade.
13. Slavery Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Teach students about slavery in North America with this lesson plan. Students read a lesson about the history and facts of slavery, examine and discuss content, then do a project to demonstrate understanding.
14. Bitter Side of Sweet Discussion Questions
'The Bitter Side of Sweet' is a young adult novel by Tara Sullivan about child slaves in the Ivory Coast. This asset offers discussion questions about this novel.
15. Abolitionists Activities
Abolitionists like Frederick Douglass became some of the most influential figures of the 19th century. These activities can help students learn more about abolitionism and the leaders who supported it.
16. Teaching About the Amistad
The Amistad was a ship on which African people were captured and sold into slavery in Cuba. In 1839, the captives escaped and took over the ship. This lesson plan may be used to teach students about the Amistad.
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