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  • Merchant's house
    Built with profits from tobacco and the slave trade
    Greenbank House & Garden, National Trust for Scotland


  • Worcester plate - part of the Beckford Collection
    Brodick Castle, National Trust for Scotland


  • Bowl - African artefact
    David Livingstone Centre, National Trust for Scotland


  • David Livingstone, 1813-73
    Abolitionist - East African Slave Trade
    David Livingstone Centre Collection


  • Olaudah Equiano, c1745-1797
    Abolitionist - Transatlantic (or British) Slave Trade
    Glasgow City Archives and Special Collections


  • Collar and chain for enslaved child
    David Livingstone Centre, National Trust for Scotland
    David Livingstone Centre Collection


  • Tobacco ships at Port Glasgow 1770
    Glasgow City Archives and Special Collections


  • Slave Ship
    Durham University Library


  • Scipio Kennedy's document of freedom 1725
    Culzean Castle, National Trust for Scotland
    Crown Copyright 2008, National Archives of Scotland

This on-line resource introduces teachers (and club leaders) to the use of drama, based around the transatlantic slave trade. It shows how drama can be used effectively with young people to learn about slavery, and to explore sensitive issues arising from our history.

The resource pack is based on a project that took place in Glasgow and South Lanarkshire, involving pupils from two primary schools and a youth group (see Case Study). It demonstrates how drama contributes to the principles of the Curriculum for Excellence.

Specific support is provided for creating workshops and performances, along with background information on the slave trade.

The Workshops described are suitable for young people aged 10 years upwards.

Drama for Schools
(The Slave Trade)
Scotland and the
Slave Trade
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