Transatlantic Slave Trade Antique Map

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Overview:

Many maps are great works of art as well as functional sources of information. This lesson, developed with Boston Public Schools art teacher Ida Vozzella for grade 5, uses a variety of modern maps showing the transatlantic slave trade and historic maps of Africa from the 1600s to the 1800s to inspire students’ own maps. After reading a biography of a slave who was captured in Africa and brought to America, students will then create a map of this transatlantic journey using many of the elements of the historic maps.

Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Grade Level:
3, 4, 5
Subjects:
Emergence of the First Global Age (1450-1770), Classical Imagery & Art
Location:
World
Time Period:
1450-1770