© Alistair Devine
Before creating a dramatic piece, the pupils need to know about the subject (in this instance, the slave trade). They can learn more as the workshops progress – but they have to start with a knowledge base so that the drama exercises are meaningful (how can you become a slave owner, for instance, if you don’t know what one is?)

To build scenes, the pupils need to understand about the people, places and stories involved.

This is true of any scene but is particularly important when dealing with historical events and issues.

Investigating and collating the information for a historical scenario (set of scenes) can, of course, become part of the project.

Information on Scotland and the Slave Trade and a list of Resources have been provided in this pack for the teacher.

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