Maafa

Year 6

Unit Overview

This project teaches children about Africa past and present and the development of the slave trade. It also explores Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, the causes and consequences of the European colonisation of Africa and the worldwide communities that make up the African diaspora.

❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT

Welcome to Africa!

Remembering the international slave trade - Now Press Play

️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

Throughout this unit of work we will be writing a narrative inspired by Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and The Journey by Francesca Sanna

🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

In this unit of work we will imagine what it would be like to travel along the 'underground railroad' to help slaves escape!

Unit Sequence: Learning Intentions

  1. To describe the human geography of Africa (geography).

  2. To learn about an ancient society (history).

  3. To understand motives of leaders and monarchs (history).

  4. To understand Britain's role in the slave trade (history).

  5. To describe the Triangular Slave Trade (history).

  6. To evaluate the impact of slavery (history).

  7. To understand what life was like on a Caribbean plantation (history).

  8. To examine primary and secondary sources (history).

  9. To describe how a revolution can affect society.

  10. To describe how slavery benefited Britain (history).

  11. To understand the abolition of slavery (history).

  12. To know what life was like after abolition (history).

  13. To understand the colonisation of Africa (history).

  14. To explore life in 20th century Britain (history).

Approx length: 14 hours.

🏁 BIG FINISH

Slavery Quiz

πŸ“– FOCUS TEXT(S)

The class will be reading Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine