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Understanding Revolts by Enslaved Africans

Overview: In many world history classes, students learn about the Transatlantic Slave System. As discussed in this post, world history textbooks tend to focus more on the causes of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, how plantations worked, and the consequences of the slave trade and plantations. There is not usually as much content about the many revolts by enslaved Africans. In this lesson, students will research different revolts and share their findings with the class.

Background: Students should have already read about the transatlantic slave system in their textbooks.

Time: One or two class periods for researching the revolts. One class period for students to learn about other revolts