“Teaching the Transatlantic Slave Trade”: Workshop for Teachers

“Teaching the Transatlantic Slave Trade”: Workshop for Teachers

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Monday, February 2, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
515 Malcolm X Boulevard (at 135th Street)

Registrants will be asked to show valid school identification at sign-in.
The Transatlantic Slave Trade was the largest forced migration in human history and is critical to understanding the complexity of the history of slavery and indeed the history of the Atlantic world.  Further, the issues and legacies of the trade have remained controversial and salient throughout society.  Unfortunately, the slave trade often only receives limited coverage in either school curricula or in public memory, inhibiting students’ understanding of this episode in history.  This workshop will offer innovative approaches and resources to teaching about the slave trade, in particular, utilizing Voyages: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database.  In addition to providing details on nearly 35,000 transatlantic slave voyages, the site also provides illustrations, timelines, and lesson plans as well as a page inviting the public to contribute new data to the project.

This workshop, for 4th-12th grade teachers,  will be conducted by Dr. Nafees Khan. Nafees holds a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from Emory University He has served as the Curriculum Development Advisor on the Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database (www.slavevoyages.org) as well as the Diaspora Liaison/Outreach Coordinator and Project Manager for the African Origins Project (www.african-origins.org).  His current research interests incorporate the legacies of slavery as related to education and the experiences of Afro-Brazilians, African Americans, and other diaspora communities.

A program of The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery, schomburgcenter.org/lapidus-center.
Register at this Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/teaching-the-transatlantic-slave-trade-workshop-for-teachers-registration-14974374758

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