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Mortality and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Subject areas: social studies, political science, biology, and mathematics
Grade level: 9th-12th
Level of difficulty: moderate
Prerequisite: Students should have background knowledge of the motives for exploration and the key countries involved in the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Summary: The Middle Passage is a term used to describe the transatlantic voyage taken from Africa to the New World by enslaved Africans on European cargo ships. This unit uses that historic phenomenon as a framework to introduce various Epidemiologic concepts to high school students

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