October 11, 2011 What is the best way for modern people to remember the victims of the slave trade?
Objective: Expose students to the concept of triangular trade. By the end of class, students will be able to identify all three legs of the triangular trade system
Homework: Read “A slave tells of his capture in 1789” Answer the questions
Vocabulary: Triangular trade Trade flow that goes from Europe to Africa to America Slaves Raw Materials Manufactured goods
Slave Trade Leger Fascinating ledger sheet detailing the account and expenses of 'Capt. Peter Dordins’ 'BriggeunteenCicero’ dated Aug 28, 1766, mentions expenses. An rentry is payment to William Vernon for "Kenion." William and his brother, Samuel, formed one of the most well-known slave-trading partnerships of the triangular trade route between West Africa, the Caribbean and American colonies, and Europe.
Sugar / Rum to Europe The first large plantations were sugar plantations in the Caribbean 4,500,000 Africans were brought to these plantations
Guns to Africa Africans bought guns from Europeans They could be bought cheaper than they could be made locally They helped some Africans dominate others
Slaves to the Americas America needed slaves to work the plantations Tobacco Cotton Sugar Rice
The Slave ship
The Slave Ship Inspired by the deaths of 133 Africans on the shop Zong The 133 were thrown overboard because they were sick The captain of the Zong hoped to collect insurance money for the sick They did not get paid
Class work Part One: Complete map activity on the triangular trade
Class Work Part Two: Complete reading activity on the triangular trade
Exit ticket: Identify all 3 legs of the Triangular trade