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The Age of European Expansionism<br />A Lesson in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the Horrors of the Middle Passage<br />
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade<br />The transatlantic slave trade was the trade of African people supplied to the colonies of ...
Europe<br />Atlantic Ocean<br />The Americas<br />Africa<br />
The Atlantic Slave Trade<br />Began in the 1500s<br />What purpose did the trans-Atlantic slave trade serve?<br />
The Atlantic Slave Trade<br />Purpose:<br />To fill the need for labor in Spain’s American empire <br />Eventually provide...
Triangular Trade<br />What is triangular trade?<br />
Triangular Trade<br />Hint: It is not the trading of triangles…<br />Hey! Sweet triangle dude! Want to trade it for a chic...
Triangular Trade<br />Triangular trade is trade between three ports or regions.<br />Most famous: West Africa, the America...
The Middle Passage<br />The Middle Passage was the sea lane west from Africa that carried abducted or recently purchased A...
The Middle Passage<br />1 - 6 month journey (weather dependent)<br />Estimated 11+ million Africans  <br />A 1 - 6 month c...
Middle Passage<br />Problems:<br />Overcrowding<br />Disease<br />Brutal, inhuman treatment<br />Many died due to poor con...
Journal Exercise<br />Use the next 2 minutes to write a 2-3 sentence response to the following prompt:<br />Would it be be...
Primary Source Reading<br />Excerpt from Olaudah Equiano’s autobiography<br />
Activity: African Slave Quilt<br />Think about what you’ve read and heard today.<br />For homework (due tomorrow), write a...
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The Age Of European Expansionism

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The Age Of European Expansionism

  1. 1. The Age of European Expansionism<br />A Lesson in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the Horrors of the Middle Passage<br />
  2. 2. Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade<br />The transatlantic slave trade was the trade of African people supplied to the colonies of the “New World&quot; that occurred in and around the Atlantic Ocean.<br />
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  4. 4. Europe<br />Atlantic Ocean<br />The Americas<br />Africa<br />
  5. 5. The Atlantic Slave Trade<br />Began in the 1500s<br />What purpose did the trans-Atlantic slave trade serve?<br />
  6. 6. The Atlantic Slave Trade<br />Purpose:<br />To fill the need for labor in Spain’s American empire <br />Eventually provided labor for British and French colonies in the Americas<br />
  7. 7. Triangular Trade<br />What is triangular trade?<br />
  8. 8. Triangular Trade<br />Hint: It is not the trading of triangles…<br />Hey! Sweet triangle dude! Want to trade it for a chicken leg?<br />
  9. 9. Triangular Trade<br />Triangular trade is trade between three ports or regions.<br />Most famous: West Africa, the Americas, and Europe<br />
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  11. 11. The Middle Passage<br />The Middle Passage was the sea lane west from Africa that carried abducted or recently purchased African slaves.<br />
  12. 12. The Middle Passage<br />1 - 6 month journey (weather dependent)<br />Estimated 11+ million Africans <br />A 1 - 6 month cruise sounds good, right?<br />
  13. 13. Middle Passage<br />Problems:<br />Overcrowding<br />Disease<br />Brutal, inhuman treatment<br />Many died due to poor conditions<br />Dysentery <br />Scurvy<br />Starvation<br />Smallpox<br />
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  15. 15. Journal Exercise<br />Use the next 2 minutes to write a 2-3 sentence response to the following prompt:<br />Would it be better to live and be a slave, or commit suicide to avoid slavery? Explain<br />
  16. 16. Primary Source Reading<br />Excerpt from Olaudah Equiano’s autobiography<br />
  17. 17. Activity: African Slave Quilt<br />Think about what you’ve read and heard today.<br />For homework (due tomorrow), write a letter from a captured slave’s perspective. <br />See your rubric for criteria.<br />Use your imagination - be creative and have fun!! <br />

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