Slave Revolts 1600 - 1885

This outstanding lesson tries to fill in the gap in an area of history which is often ignored or whitewashed in main stream textbooks. It addresses the key historical question of what role did slave resistance play in the abolition of slavery. It drills down in the causes and consequences of the slave revolts which took place in the Caribbean and both North and South America from about 1600 - 1865. The main activity focuses around an engaging gather and share activity which is suitable for the full range of ability. Once complete, this task can be followed up with a mind map activity or an extended piece of writing which could be used for assessment.

When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a twenty six slide PowerPoint Presentation, which contains everything you will need for the lesson.It includes aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes as well as a variety of starters, plenaries, information slides on seven slave revolts, historical sources, video clips, templates, tasks and additional differentiated activities to help support the lesson. The information slides for the market place activity have also been traffic lighted to aid differentiation.

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The aims and objectives of this lesson are:

Theme: Britain and the Slave Trade
Know: How did Black people try and resist slavery?
Understand: What is the difference between active and passive resistance?
Evaluate: How successful were slave revolts at undermining support for slavery?
Skills: Cause, Consequence, Change & Continuity.

WILF - What Am I Looking For?
Identify and describe: the different ways in which black people tried to resist?
Explain: What is the difference between active and passive resistance?
Analyse: How successful were slave revolts at undermining support for slavery?

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Created: Oct 11, 2019

Updated: Oct 12, 2019

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