Activity for students to examine primary sources from the Spanish-American War and draw conclusions about propaganda's impact on public opinion of events that occurred during the war.
The banjo links disparate musical and cultural traditions — from Africa to the Caribbean to the United States — and its history is deeply interwoven with the history of those places. Recently, NHC Fellow Laurent Dubois and musician Joe Newberry participated in a “musical conversation” exploring this fascinating history and performed songs for NHC trustees, Fellows and special guests.
This resource contains a hyperlinked list of National Archives current resources for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic histories on The National Archives website. It includes education resources, exhibitions, research guides, blog posts and podcasts by staff and external writers and links to external websites. The intention for this resource is to make it easier for teachers to find resources for teaching a diverse curriculum.
Learn about experiences of immigration to the UK. Between 1948 and 1970 nearly half a million people left their homes in the West Indies to live in Britain. These people changed the face of modern Britain. They were all British citizens and, although they had never lived in Britain before, they had the right to enter, work and settle here if they wanted to.
Resistance among enslaved Africans took many different forms. On Sunday 14 April 1816 a major rebellion broke out in Barbados. This rebellion was carefully planned and organised by the senior enslaved men and women who worked on several estates and plantations. Three days later it was put down by the local militia and the imperial troops stationed on the island. Martial law was declared on Monday 15 April, and was lifted on 12 July.
The history of the British Caribbean is explored in this exhibition through government documents, photographs and maps dating from the 17th century to the 1920s and discovered during a cataloguing project at The National Archives of the United Kingdom.
This learning resource encourages the user to examine representations of race, culture and identity using The National Archives’ collection of photos, which spans 100 years of Caribbean history. Produced by the New Art Exchange in Nottingham as part of the Caribbean through a Lens project, we’ve made it available to download and hope it will continue to be used in a range of diverse settings.
This profitable exchange brought wealth and sought-after goods to the state but came at the price of supporting slavery in the bargain.
Through this lesson, students will be able to identify how the formal elements of various documents produce representations of the Caribbean as a complex and layered space impacted by slavery, industry, agriculture, and colonial and touristic desire. They will be able to describe the differences between textual and visual representations of landscape and articulate how form impacts content. Building on an understanding of the multiplicity of ways the same space can be represented, they will also be able to critically interrogate the rhetoric of representative media.
First contact experiences on Hispaniola included brutal interactions between the Spanish and the Native Americans. Conquistadors subjugated populations primarily to garner personal economic wealth, and Natives little understood the nature of the conquest. As early as 1522 Bartolome de Las Casas worked to denounce these activities on political, economic, moral, and religious grounds by chronicling the actions of the conquistadors for the Spanish court.
The lesson introduces the complex issues of Middle Eastern migration to, and religions in, Latin America. The lesson explores the political, historical, and economic relationship between Latin America and the Middle East, delving into the concepts of diaspora, migration, asylum, and religion. The resources in this packet contain three primary components: ideas for designing case study lessons, a high school lesson based on a case study, and a middle school lesson based on a case study. The section on designing lessons can help teachers take content from the workshop and create their own materials and units of study. The lessons plans can help teachers begin to connect students to these issues more immediately, and are ready to be adapted and implemented in secondary classrooms.
- Arts and Humanities
- Big History
- Cultural Geography
- Religious Studies
- Social Science
- World History
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- International Institute at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
- Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
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In this assignment, students will use primary and secondary sources, including images, to study the use and framing of violence by Black Revolutionaries. The goal of this assignment is to have students to use the images and documents to consider how race and other factors shape Western views on Black Revolutionaries.
When we think of slavery in the Americas, most of us generally think of people from Africa and their descendants who were enslaved and transported across the Atlantic to provide labor for the plantation economies of the New World. But recently, historians have begun to reassess the significance of other forms of slavery in the Americas—specifically the enslavement of millions of indigenous people in the Caribbean and beyond. Fellow Rebecca Goetz, associate professor of history at New York University, is working to recover the history of indigenous slavery as it was practiced by competing colonial powers in the Caribbean and exploring the relationship between the enslavement of native peoples and the development of chattel slavery across the Western Hemisphere.
In this podcast, Goetz problematizes predominant narratives about slavery in the Caribbean, especially those that emphasize the complete disappearance of native peoples. Looking at both larger and smaller islands in the region, her work shows us that many sites (such as Cubaqua or Antigua) were in fact not at all peripheral to this history between the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. Goetz discusses the challenges of her historical research—notably, a dearth of archival resources—as well as its importance in challenging monolithic conceptions of the history of enslavement and European settler colonialism.
Guided questions concerning primary sources that illustrate events surrounding the Spanish American War.
This inquiry lesson is geared towards UNESCO’s role in preserving landmarks of cultural significance, specifically the recognition of Industrial Heritage sites. The island of Barbados, often referred to as “Little England” during colonial times, played a significant role in the cultivation of sugar. As a result of this sugar revolution, Barbados’ society, economy and geography were transformed as were England’s. In 2014, Barbados submitted a nomination to UNESCO to preserve 5 landmarks for the Industrial Heritage classification. These locations played instrumental roles in Barbados becoming a cash crop British colony scattered with large plantations relying on free African slave labor.
This resource provides a Dutch-Caribbean perspective on teaching World History and offers a critique of the Dutch history curriculum's Eurocentric perspective.