The Countries of the Slave Trade

Middle School Lesson Plan

Sept. 29, 2022, 5:17 p.m.

Lesson Plan Middle School LP

The Countries of the Slave Trade

Author: Kristine Leach
Grade Level: 6th - 8th grade
Course: Social Studies
Key Words: Slave Trade; Nations; Middle Passage; Graph skills


This lesson is a comparative look at the number of enslaved people transported by each of the seven flag countries listed on the database and also an examination of the ordeal of the Middle Passage. Students will gain an understanding of the immensity of the international slave trade but will also focus on the human experience of the Middle Passage.


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