Fights for your rights!
|1. Slavery and abolition and its abolition||2. Campaign against child cruelty and labour|
*** A bit text-heavy this site but worth a look. Clicking on the links in the text can reveal some really useful information. Try the first in the body of the text - "From Europe to Africa" - for a more detailed breakdown of the trading triangle.
**** Test your knowledge with this game about the trading triangle.
*** Another good site which covers many aspects of slavery. Have a look at this page for a diagram and brief description of the trade.
*** A detailed site about the triangular trade with some good diagrams which can be studied in more detail. Only drawback is this site has lots of adverts.
** A great map with some brief notes. Worth a look.
** An educational guide to the slave trade from Anti-Slavery International. Scroll over the icons to learn all about different aspects of the slave trade. Very informative and up-to-date. Try "Slave routes" on the left hand menu. You can always get back to the main menu by clicking the link at the top of this menu.
** A good site. This link covers the early part of slavery, including capture and transportation of the slaves.
*** Really thorough account of capture and transportation. Remember to look at the primary sources near the bottom of the page.
** Some fascinating facts and figures in this short article.
* Short article but does contain some useful information.
* Short BBC article with links to other aspects of the slave trade.
**** Areally detailed first-hand account by Venture Smith of his capture and enslavement. Well worth a read and could be used for interviews in the abolitionist newspaper.
*** A short but informative account of the middle passage. Clicking on some of the pictures opens a new page with information about that image - useful primary sources for your newspaper.
*** The information is brief but there are some excellent interactive exercises at the bottom (a wordsearch, crossword and quiz) to test your knowledge.
*** Some information and pictures and a quiz at the bottom to test what you know about this topic.
** A series of short information pages which tell the story of the middle passage, Breaks down this topic into small but informative sections.
*** No pictures but an excellent account by one of the most famous people to suffer at the hands of the slave trade.
**** A fascinating account of life in board a slave ship including the awful conditions and rebellions. Lots of pictures and inspiration for further research.
Educational: Slavery in America
Very informative site about the role of Parliament in helping to end the slave trade. You can find some useful information about some the abolitionists.
An online teaching resource produced by the Understanding Slavery project this website is a free resource for teachers planning lessons on the transatlantic slave trade for young people at key stage 3 and 4 in their education.
Free the slaves is Anti-Slavery Internationalís sister organisation in the US. Through this relationship they work together in order to have a greater impact in ending slavery. Read the moving stories of modern day slaves.
Curve: Victorian Britain
Victorian Children's lives
how a Cotton Mill worked
how coal miners were lowered into the mine!
1833 Factory Act. Did it solve the problem of children in factories?
Interactive lesson from the Learning Curve. You may need to register (but this is easy) then you follow the series of interactive activities.
Podcast about unrest in the 19th century from the Learning Curve. Aimed at KS4 students. Lasts nearly an hour.
Short video from BBC class clips looking at how people moved from the countryside into the cities.
Useful resources from the National Museum of Wales. Includes interview with real children who worked in the mines. Well worth a look.
on Parliamentary Reform
Reform since 1800
Women's Rights Game
Learning Site - Women since 1900
: Women's lives in Victorian times
The Emancipation of Women
of the Suffragettes
Another page from the Public Records Office. This looks at one controversial Suffragette attack.
of Suffragette websites
New Woman of the 1910s and 20s
the Plank Game!