The materials on these pages are designed to support those teaching in schools.
Teachers can download the USI’s unlocking Perceptions Handbook designed to support those working in education.
Download the full USI handbook – “Unlocking Perceptions” (pdf, 34MB)
These subjects raise questions about how to discuss related contemporary issues such as anger, racism, shame, guilt, blame and ignorance, which will inevitably come up in lessons. Teachers looking for support with this may wish to read the sections on Sensitivities and Language.
Theme related activities
Added reading materials
Content to download as PDFs
Sound files including accounts by Olaudah Equiano
Approach to the history and legacies of transatlantic slavery
Using artefacts to teach Transatlantic slavery
A selection of maps
Teaching in a thoughtful and sensitive way
How best to use language associated with the history
Historical and contemporary terms and their meanings
Help from the historians
Third party external resources