History: Slave Trade

Weeks 22 and 23 of school we learned about the slave trade using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 14.

We added to our timeline.

We watched several YouTube videos including a documentary on the Middle Passage.

We labeled the parts of the triangular trade route on a map.

The boys held a debate on the pros and cons of the slave trade. Adrian was against, Fritz was for, and Cameron was the moderator. Fritz did a pretty good job of arguing for something he feels incredibly strongly against. He said he could do it because of playing Dungeons and Dragons.

The boys got under some chairs in a very small space (Cameron wasn’t actually able to fit at all) to show how uncomfortable it was on the slave ships.

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