Exhibition on Glasgow’s connections with the slave trade

This lesson/project idea will develop a knowledge and understanding of slavery by applying this knowledge in a real life context. Young people will work in teams with the task of creating an art installation based on the theme of the slave trade and connections to Glasgow. Pupils will learn about printmaking and will have to use this technique to create the installation.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Subject knowledge gained and enhanced e.g. researching Glasgow's involvement in the slave trade 
• Enterprising skills improved by developing creativity and confidence; increasing motivation to learning; taking responsibility and making decisions; consideration of others through group work and discussion; raising achievement and fostering ambition 
• Developed employability skills: Communication, planning, organisation, time management, researching, co-operating, contributing, sourcing, negotiating, analysing, reporting and presenting 
• Confidence of working independently from teacher-led lessons demonstrated by researching the slave trade independently on the internet, organising completion of the task 
• Pupils take responsibility for their learning through making decisions about the form the installation will take in groups 
• Pupils have developed 4 capacities of CfE

Relevance to curriculum

• Supports 5-14 Art and Design 
• Cross curricular links could be developed with History department (see lesson plan on the Atlantic slave trade) 
• Issues of racism and citizenship are considered