Teacher’s manual

The Zeeland Archives are making the archives of the Middelburg Commerce Company available to a wider audience by scanning the documents and placing them online. To learn what happened aboard a slave vessel, the Zeeland Archives Archief have fully researched one voyage, that of The Unity. This voyage is presented via an accessible and modern day approach: via a weblog.

From October 2013 through March 2015 a daily report is brought from the ship’s logbooks from the slave ship The Unity (1761-1763) via the weblog MCC Slave Voyage The Unity. The weblog will remain available for reference and research after March 2015.

A part of the total project of The Unity’s voyage consists of an educational component, web-based and multifunctional, primarily geared toward upper primary school education (ages 10-12) and lower secondary school level (ages 12-14).

This education component was created mainly for schools in the Netherlands, but is also accessible in other parts of the world as the information is offered in two languages: Dutch and English. Via e-twinning schools in various countries can work together and exchange information.

The manual below is intended for teachers who wish to use the educational project about the trans-Atlantic slave trade in their class.

 

Manual for teachers

 

Lesson 1

Lesson 1.1 Purchase and ship – Math, answersheet Lesson 1.1 Purchase and ship – Language, answersheet Lesson 1.1 Purchase and ship – World Orientation, answersheet

 

Lesson 1.2 Captain and crew – Math, answersheet Lesson 1.2 Captain and crew – Language, answersheet Lesson 1.2 Captain and crew – World Orientation, answersheet

 

Lesson 2

Lesson 2.1 Setting sail – Math, answersheet Lesson 2.1 Setting sail – Language, answersheet Lesson 2.1 Setting sail – World Orientation, answersheet

 

Lesson 2.2 Extreme weather – Math, answersheet Lesson 2.2 Extreme weather – Language, answersheet Lesson 2.2 Extreme weather – World Orientation, answersheet

 

Lesson 3

Lesson 3.1 Aboard – Math, answersheet Lesson 3.1 Aboard – Language, answersheet Lesson 3.1 Aboard – World Orientation, answersheet

 

Lesson 3.2 Western Africa – Math, answersheet Lesson 3.2 Western Africa – Language, answersheet Lesson 3.2 Western Africa – World Orientation, answersheet

 

Lesson 4

Lesson 4.1 Bartering – Math, answersheet Lesson 4.1 Bartering – Language, answersheet Lesson 4.1 Bartering – World Orientation, answersheet

 

Lesson 4.2 Middle passage – Math, answersheet Lesson 4.2 Middle passage – Language, answersheet Lesson 4.2 Middle passage – World Orientation, answersheet

 

Lesson 5

Lesson 5.1 West Indies – Math, answersheet Lesson 5.1 West Indies – Language, answersheet Lesson 5.1 West Indies – World Orientation, answersheet

 

Lesson 5.2 Colonies – Math, answersheet Lesson 5.2 Colonies – Language, answersheet Lesson 5.2 Colonies – World Orientation, answersheet

 

Lesson 6

Lesson 6.1 New cargo – Math, answersheet Lesson 6.1 New cargo – Language, answersheet Lesson 6.1 New cargo – World Orientation, answersheet

 

Lesson 6.2 At sea and settlement – Math, answersheet Lesson 6.2 At sea and settlement- Language, answersheet Lesson 6.2 At sea and settlement- World Orientation, answersheet

 

Extra lessons

Online research assignments – Lessons 1.1, 2.1, 2.2 and 6.2, answersheet Online viewing assignments – Lessons 1.2 and 4.2, answersheet



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