John Hawkins traded slaves for commodities such as fish, which were then brought back to England to be sold. Hawkins followed a trade route, known as the triangular trade, that encompassed Bristol, London and Liverpool, where 60% of the British slave trade was based.
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- 25 May 2007
This is a good starting point for a discussion about slavery. Role-play about how the slaves would feel to be sold on the steps of a building. Students could use maps to follow the trade routes, and then research the commodities that slaves would be exchanged for.