Learning objects The abolition of British slavery: interactive map

TLF ID M011239

This interactive resource is about the abolition of slavery. It includes an interactive map, written material, images and audio recordings of related text. Students follow a trail on the map, which leads them to the topics: How the slave trade worked; Resistance and abolition; Return to Sierra Leone; Olaudah Equiano's adventures; and Facts and figures.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This interactive map is a useful student resource for the Australian Curriculum: History content description in year 9 about the transatlantic slave trade and convict transportation resulting from the Industrial Revolution. Students use the map to discover the extent of British involvement in the slave trade, and the benefits of slavery to financiers, captains of slave ships, businessmen and slave owners.
  • This resource is useful for a study of the long struggle for the abolition of slavery in Great Britain. Students investigate the struggle in terms of those who fought for the abolition of slavery and those who opposed it, analysing the arguments of both sides.
  • It is useful for the development of historical skills. Students select and use information as evidence for an historical argument in a class debate about slavery.
Year level

9

Learning area
  • History

Other details

Contributors
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Organization: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Address: UNITED KINGDOM
  • URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk
  • Publisher
  • Name: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Organization: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: UNITED KINGDOM
  • URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
  • Image
Rights
  • Resource: BBC © 2012, except where indicated otherwise. You may download, copy and communicate this material for free, and use it in digital and hardcopy format for non-commercial educational use in Australian schools and TAFE institutions, provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material. 'Interactive' image: © Education Services Australia Limited 2012. You may copy, communicate and adapt this image for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the image.