Awareness of the complexities within this history and its legacies

Studying the transatlantic slave trade can provoke strong responses because of the atrocities, cruelty and dehumanizing experiences within its history.

Addressing the issues

Teaching this subject raises questions about how to convey the magnitude and inhumanity of the slave trade, and corresponding contemporary issues such as anger, racism, identity, blame, guilt and ignorance in thoughtful and sensitive ways. The website offers guidelines on how to encourage debate and constructive criticism in order to address these aspects effectively.

Read through the guidelines on specific issues in preparation for lessons

Use of language
Read through the guidelines on terminology to get a better sense of why language and descriptions matter