Transatlantic Slave Trade: Free Notebook Pages

As many of you know, we have been studying Africa this year in our homeschool.  As we finished up our studies of West Africa, we spent about a week learning about the Transatlantic Slave Trade and about slavery in general.  My kids had not yet studied this in history.

We read a number of books… most of them had an incredible impact on the kids.  You’ll need to read these and decide for yourself if they are appropriate for your own children.

From Slave Ship to Freedom Road by Julius Lester — incredible paintings, thought provoking text.

Now Let Me Fly: The Story of a Slave Family by Dolores Johnson wonderful story that traces a family from Africa to slavery in the USA and forced separation.

The Old African by Julius Lester a very haunting tale that expresses the horrors of slavery.

The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano Adapted By Ann Cameron — This is the true story of an African boy who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. The descriptions of the middle passage and of slavery are powerful. We read this aloud in our homeschool and it is one of the most powerful books we’ve read together!

Story of the Civil War Coloring Book by Peter Copeland

Story of the Underground Railroad by Peter Copeland

It took us nearly a week to read The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano, but it was well worth it. This autobiography was incredibly powerful and had images that we talked about in great depth.  Equiano truly had an amazing life.

I also made some notebooking pages for the kids to add to their history notebooks.  I left blanks for them to fill in their own text, though I included a bit more information if anyone else is interested.

We used these pages at the end of our unit. I gave the pack to the kids and had them write about what they learned. I was pretty impressed with what they came up with.

NOTE: We are moving to We will be moving all of our printables there.

You can download these Transatlantic Slave Trade and Slavery Pages here:

I hope someone else finds these useful! If you use these, I’d love to hear from you either here or at my Homeschool Den Facebook Page. Over at my Facebook page I keep a running log of all my posts if you’re interested at seeing some posts you may have missed.


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