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A web quest designed to enhance student knowledge of the scale, conditions, and causes of the Atlantic Slave Trade.

A web quest designed to enhance student knowledge of the scale, conditions, and causes of the Atlantic Slave Trade.

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  • 1. The Atlantic Slave Trade Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] A WebQuest for 9 th -12 th Grade World History Designed by Aaron Bell [email_address] Based on a template from The WebQuest Page Photo by Flickr: RVLTN 12 3
  • 2. Introduction Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] The Atlantic Slave Trade began with the settlement of the New World and continued into the 19 th Century. You are members of a magazine staff producing an edition memorializing the victims of the slave trade. The question you are trying to answer is, “What was life like for African slaves during the Middle Passage and in the New World?”
  • 3. The Task Student Page Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] You will produce an article for the memorial edition of our magazine. Each group will be responsible for an article on each topic, as well as good use of pictures and charts to demonstrate their ideas. Each groups section will use Microsoft Publisher to create the finished product if available. Otherwise, use Word . Topics to be covered: - Role of Africans and Europeans in the Slave Trade : Make a list of little known facts about African and European involvement in the slave trade. - Economics and Demographics of the Slave Trade : Explain why, economically, the Atlantic slave trade happened. Why was it profitable? Include charts of the destinations and origins of slaves. - Conditions during the Middle Passage : This group will be responsible for producing an article as well as providing visual representations for the magazine, including captions. It should depict the conditions of the slaves on the ships during their journey to the New World. How were they treated? Mortality rates? - Life on the Plantation : This group should also write an article about this topic; include daily life, slave culture, and health issues faced by slaves. Try to include visuals of culture. Title
  • 4. The Process Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ]
    • Divide into teams of four.
    • Meet with your team. Decide on topics.
    • Use the links to find information for your topic article.
    • Write your article, paying attention to spelling, grammar and ideas.
    • Use the links to find pictures that go well with your article.
    • As a group, put your articles and pictures together in Publisher.
    • Present your magazine to the group.
    • Resources
    • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/6445941.stm
    • http://www.britannica.com/blackhistory/article-24158
    • http://www.worldhistorynetwork.org/migrationsim/index.html
    • http://www.africawithin.com/kwaku/afrikan_involvement.htm
    • http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/slav/hd_slav.htm
    • http://www.britannica.com/blackhistory/article-24159
    • http://www.britannica.com/blackhistory/timeline?tocId=9433428&section=252277
    • http://www.ukcouncilhumanrights.co.uk/webbook-chap1.html
  • 5. Evaluation Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Newspaper : Atlantic Slave Trade Memorial Magazine           Teacher Name: Mr. Bell Student Name:     ________________________________________ CATEGORY 4 3 2 1 Layout - Headlines & Captions All articles have headlines that capture the reader's attention and accurately describe the content. All articles have a byline. All graphics have captions that adequately describe the people and action in the graphic. All articles have headlines that accurately describe the content. All articles have a byline. All graphics have captions. Most articles have headlines that accurately describe the content. All articles have a byline. Most graphics have captions. Articles are missing bylines OR many articles do not have adequate headlines OR many graphics do not have captions. Articles - Supporting Details The details in the articles are clear, effective, and vivid 80-100% of the time. The details in the articles are clear and pertinent 90-100% of the time. The details in the articles are clear and pertinent 75-89% of the time. The details in more than 25% of the articles are neither clear nor pertinent. Graphics Graphics are in focus, are well-cropped and are clearly related to the articles they accompany. Graphics are in focus and are clearly related to the articles they accompany. 80-100% of the graphics are clearly related to the articles they accompany. More than 20% of the graphics are not clearly related to the articles OR no graphics were used. Spelling and Proofreading No spelling or grammar errors remain after one or more people (in addition to the typist) read and correct the newspaper. No more than a couple of spelling or grammar errors remain after one or more people (in addition to the typist) read and correct the newspaper. No more than 3 spelling or grammar errors remain after one or more people (in addition to the typist) read and correct the newspaper. Several spelling or grammar errors remain in the final copy of the newspaper.
  • 6. Conclusion Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] The Atlantic Slave Trade was one of the major formative events of the New World. It led to great suffering for those who were affected by it, and its effects on the social systems in Latin America and North America are still felt today.
  • 7. Credits & References Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] WebPages http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/6445941.stm http://www.britannica.com/blackhistory/article-24158 http://www.worldhistorynetwork.org/migrationsim/index.html http://www.africawithin.com/kwaku/afrikan_involvement.htm http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/slav/hd_slav.htm http://www.britannica.com/blackhistory/article-24159 http://www.britannica.com/blackhistory/timeline?tocId=9433428&section=252277 http://www.ukcouncilhumanrights.co.uk/webbook-chap1.html Photos Front page Photo by Flickr: RVLTN 12 3