Grade Level: 7th - 12th grade
Course: US and World History
Key Words: Slave Trade; Slavery; Historical arguments; Evaluating evidence
This lesson is an introduction to the database that can also serve as an introduction to the trans-Atlantic slave trade. It exposes students to the vast amount and variability of material in the database, and helps to develop the necessary technical skills for using a database. Students will analyze the historical data as a means of learning to formulate compelling research questions.