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  • 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.
  • Triangular trade
  • Triangular trade
  • Slave Castles
  • 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
  • Slave ship
  • 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