In the Maafa project, we will learn about Africa today and the ancient kingdoms that thrived on the continent for thousands of years. We will also learn about the origins of the transatlantic slave trade in the 15th century and Britain’s involvement from the time of Elizabeth I, when John Hawkins became the first British slave trader. We will understand the structure of the transatlantic slave trade and the consequences of enslavement for enslaved people. We will also discover how the people of Britain benefited from the money and goods produced by the slave trade. We will learn about the causes and consequences of the abolition of slavery in the 19th century, the worldwide African diaspora and the European colonisation in Africa. We will explore the lives and actions of black people in 20th century Britain. We will understand how the Race Relations Act of 1965 became the first piece of British legislation to tackle racial discrimination and know that the Equality Act 2010 provides people with protection against racism and other forms of discrimination, today. We will also explore the lives of black people who have made significant contributions to Britain and will celebrate black culture in Britain today.
An action-packed and pacey story about a boy's experience of slavery in Britain. Nathaniel doesn't want to move to England with his master's family, leaving behind his mother and sister on the Jamaican plantation. But then he remembers what his mother told him: once a slave sets foot on English soil, they're free. Perhaps he can earn his fortune and buy his family's freedom, too.