Free teacher training programme on the Transatlantic Slave Trade

20 July 2008

Anti-Slavery International and Inner Vision are delighted to offer four INSET days at the Museum in Docklands to support and empower established and trainee teachers to deliver classes on the Transatlantic Slave Trade in the Key Stage 3 History curriculum.

The main aims of the INSET day are to:

  • Inform teachers about transatlantic enslavement; and offer an opportunity to work with the Recovered Histories Resource Pack and website http://www.recoveredhistories.org
  • Discuss best practise in teaching a controversial and emotive subject matter; and how to make useful connections between the history, legacies, and issues of citizenship/social cohesion
  • Promote the use of artefacts and museum visits, and encourage links to the Museum in Dockland’s London, Sugar and Slavery gallery
  • Gallery tours with Museum in Docklands Visitors Services to gain greater insight of how museums can aid classroom teaching.

Dates: 22 September, 25 September, 2 October, 6 October 2008. Time: 9:30am to 4:00pm
Venue: Museum in Docklands, West India Quay, London E14 4AL

This is free training with a lunch allowance, but places are limited.

To book a place on one of the INSET days or to find out more about the conference contact Michaela Alfred-Kamara at m.alfred-kamara@antislavery.org or phone 020 7501 8935.

Lead facilitator: Jenny Mitchell is an award-winning writer and founder-manager of Inner Vision, an arts-education project that devises projects in museums for ‘hard-to-reach’ groups, and trains adults to deliver controversial subject matter. She has led teacher-training projects on transatlantic enslavement with the National Union of Teachers and MLA London.

INSET days will be followed by a free Recovered Histories Conference at the Museum in Docklands on the 22 October 2008 (tbc) for all involved in formal and informal education.

This is a Heritage Lottery Funded project.