Lesson plan How slavery changed attitudes and cultures

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How slavery changed attitudes and cultures

(1 hour)

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Learning outcomes

Students will:

Understand that racist attitudes and values were developed in the course of the transatlantic slave trade and used to justify its continuation.

See how the history of the transatlantic slave trade has affected the subsequent histories and experiences of many countries and individuals around the world.

Make links between contemporary cultural traditions such as carnival and the transatlantic slave trade.


(15 minutes)

Complete Activity 1

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