Africans in the Age of Atlantic Slavery

4-Week Online Courses


Tuesday October 17 – Wednesday November 15, 2023


Asynchronous, Online


22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit ($160)


Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $750 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Especially for teachers and administrators of grades 8-12

Research is beginning to recognize Africa and its people as an important historical hub that was critical to the early modern history of four continents. In this 4-week asynchronous online course, we will examine the making of the Atlantic world and the transatlantic slave trade with special attention to African perspectives and experiences. Through readings, activities, collaboration with colleagues and discussion with leading scholars, you will explore the wealth of virtual exhibits, databases, and digital document collections for Black Atlantic history, and will craft a curriculum project for your own classroom

[WHI.T1] Dynamic interactions among regions of the world
[WHI.T5] Global exploration, conquest, colonization, c. 1492–1800

Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

Register using the form below.


Contact Sara Clamage at

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.


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