Remembering Slavery

Remembering Slavery Learning Zone


Slavery Loans Box

Bring the transatlantic slave trade to life with this box of replica artefacts. Includes the newly published 'Hidden Chains' book which looks at the North East's connections with the slave trade and its abolition.

Suitable for History Key Stage 3 or Citizenship

Use of the loans box is free but it must be booked in advance and is available for collection from Discovery Museum. To arrange a loan please email us or telephone 0191 232 6789.

What's in the Zone?

  • Cross curricular activities for the classroom. Activities are primarily designed for the National Curriculum History, Geography, Art, Citizenship and English syllabuses at Key Stages 2 and 3.
  • Information for pupils and teachers about specific aspects of slavery and the slave trade. This includes information about the North East links to the trade.
  • Ideas for follow-up classroom activities.
  • List of other useful websites and resources on both historical and modern slavery and a glossary of terminology used in the resource.

Remembering Slavery was initiated to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Parliamentary Act to abolish the slave trade in the British Colonies. An important element of this programme was the development of sustainable learning resources which could continue to be used beyond 2007. A key feature of these resources is how they reveal the North East connections to the trans - Atlantic slave trade and its abolition.

The Remembering Slavery Learning Zone downloads are a resource primarily aimed at Key Stage (KS) 3 and 4 teachers but parts are also suitable for upper KS2 teachers. It has been developed in consultation with teachers from local schools and follows a successful series of workshops delivered in 2007 for both Primary and Secondary schools.

There is an object loans box to complement the resource available from the Discovery Museum which includes replica objects such as shackles, cotton and tobacco. In addition there is a large scale map, which is also available from the museum, showing the triangular trade route which can be used to aid classroom activities and discussions. If you are interested in any of these additional resources, please email us or visit our website

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