Africans in the Age of Atlantic Slavery

4-Week Online Courses

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Assessing claims & evidence; Evaluating visual evidence; Media literacy; Research skills


22.5 PDPs; option for 1 graduate credit ($160 fee applies)


Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $400 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Especially for 8-12 educators.

Brazilian Slave Ship

New scholarship has placed Africa and Africans at the hub of a historical process critical to the early modern history of four continents. In this fully 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.

This course will be offered completely online and will require a basic comfort level and interest in the use of computer technology as a medium for learning. The time for completing each week’s work is approximately 3-4 hours.

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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