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A Day in the Life


This tool allows pupils to compare what a typical day may have been like for four people whose lives were impacted by the slave trade:

  • A field slave
  • A household slave
  • A sailor on a slave ship
  • An absentee plantation owner

The next phase of development, due January 2010, will allow pupils to research and construct their own 'Day in the Life' by placing their own pictures or drawings they have found into the tool and adding text and audio to accompany this.

Comparison and research into the lives that these people lived, provides a powerful way to illustrate many of the issues relating to abolition and to allows younger pupils to develop empathy and understanding of the lives of people that were very different from their own.

To view 'A day in the Life'

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