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Project Title: Slavery, Exploitation, and Slave Trade Routes
Fifth grade students in Twin Creek Elementary School do research and learn about the exploitation of people and use of slave trade routes. Using Google Earth, students follow the routes, answer questions posed by their teacher, and draw conclusions about the history of slave trade, how and why it started, where it took place in the World, and discuss what they have learned. Follow the Google Earth kmz (posted below) and learn more about Africa, England, Brazil, and the Colonies. Follow the routes of the slave ships and be an eyewitness to history as you explore the links and do research on the WEB.

We are part of the global project entitled, "Google Historical Voyages and Events," which is a site dedicated to showcasing teacher and student projects related to history. Schools are posting projects they are creating as students study historical events. Some of the projects are teaching lessons; others are summary projects done by the students. All the projects use at least one Google tool. We are pleased to be part of "Google Historical Voyages and Events."

Sample Questions From The Project:
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Elmina Castle, Ghana, Africa:
1) The Portuguese built this trading post ten years before Christopher Columbus sailed to the West Indies. Why did they build this
    fort here and what was the primary natural resource from this region that made some Portuguese very wealthy?
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Compare and Contrast Question:
2) There appears to be some contradiction from historical accounts regarding the arrival of the first Africans at Jamestown.
    Were those Africans considered slaves or indentured servants. What is the difference?
     Write a short essay comparing and contrasting these two terms?
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Compare and Contrast Writing Assignment:
There appears to be some contradiction from historical accounts regarding the arrival of the first Africans at Jamestown. Were those Africans considered slaves or indentured servants. What is the difference? Write a short essay comparing and contrasting these two terms?
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Twin Creeks
Elementary School

San Ramon, California

Download Google Earth Slave Trade KMZ (Click this link)

KMZ will open in Google Earth. Double Click to open.

Culminating Student Activity:

1) Found in last placemarker of kmz
2) Or, open in browser - open activity

(You will need to have Google Earth installed on your computer to view the lesson)
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