Last Updated: Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Modern and historic enslavement - Levels 2 and 3


What is this?

These resources were developed by practitioners in partnership with academics at the University of Glasgow to assist educators in the teaching of both modern and historic enslavement. This project is funded by the University of Glasgow’s ArtsLab.

Who is this for?

These resources are aimed at teachers delivering the BGE at Levels 2 and 3. Resources have lesson plans and resources as well as background information about the topic.

How to use this learning and assessment resource to improve practice

Iron Collar and Chains Used by Slave Traders ( resources provide teachers with a comprehensive set of materials with which to confidently and sensitively teach both modern and historic enslavement. Background notes enables teachers to read in more depth before teaching to their class. The resources can be easily adapted to complement existing materials or be taught as complete units. Elements of the level 3 resource may also be useful in the senior phase.


PDF file: Child enslavement - 2nd Level teaching resource (1.9 MB)

PDF file: Historic and modern enslavement - 3rd Level teacher's guide (919 KB)

Improvement questions

  1. Can I use this material to contextualise and make links to a topic for my learners?
  2. Can I provide personalisation and choice for my learners?
  3. Is the material I am providing for my learners contemporary and engaging?
  4. Can I make good cross curricular links with my teaching about Scotland and the world?