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Transatlantic Slave Trade
People, Not Numbers Lesson Plan: Bringing 12 Million into Personal Terms
Grade levels: Middle and high school, grades 6-12
Concentration area: History, Math
This lesson plan is designed to be used with the overview component of the narrative, The Transatlantic Slave Trade, or with the overview segment of the narrative, The Domestic Slave Trade. It is most effective as an introductory lesson in the study of slavery in the Americas. Statistics about humans provide valuable historical information; but, as the numbers grow larger, they become more impersonal and difficult to comprehend. This lesson is designed to help students forge a compassionate link to the large numbers of people who were the victims of slavery as opposed to thinking of them simply in terms of numbers.
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