Middle School Social Studies / 7th Grade

Voices of the Middle Passage

Which region had the biggest impact on the trans-Atlantic slave trade?

Students study the trans-Atlantic slave trade and create an original podcast that analyzes the historical, economic, geographic, and social impacts of this time in Europe, Africa, and the Americas.  Their podcast weaves together first-hand narratives from the trans-Atlantic slave trade with disciplinary analysis to illustrate one world region’s involvement in the slave trade.

Unit length: 4 weeks (20 hours)

"When I come to school now, I am actually happy to be here, like I want to be here at school."

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