Hidden Stories, Slavery and Barnsley

Teachers' notes

This resource is designed to provide information on colonial slavery, the trans-Atlantic slave trade and cultural stereotypes. You may imagine that Barnsley, a town on the edge of the Pennines far from the sea, played no part in this historical episode. However, you will discover information about the ‘Cannon Hall’ slave ship as well as the friendship of Walter Spencer-Stanhope and the abolitionist William Wilberforce. There are documents from the Crossley family, a local family that owned a sugar plantation in Jamaica and paintings to explore stereotyping and racism.

 

You can also see the results of the Hidden Stories project with Darton High School and Kexborough Primary School (a transition project with Years 5, 6 and 7). Their responses to the documents, images and stories are truly inspirational and we hope that you find their work a useful starting point for developing your own project. We would like to thank both schools for their help in developing this resource.

 

A huge thank you also needs to go to partners: the Development Education Centre South Yorkshire; Barnsley Archives; the artists' collective Just Addictive; Darton United Village Partnership Out of Hours Learning; and Foulstone City Learning Centre for all their technical support and wonderful facilities.

 

Curriculum Links

 

KS2 Citizenship Key Skills

Unit 1 – Taking Part – Developing skills of communication and participation.

Unit 5 – Living in a Diverse World.


KS3 Citizenship

Unit 3 – Human Rights

Unit 4 – Britain a Diverse Society?


KS4 Citizenship

Units 1, 3 and 12

Citizenship through Art and Design, through English and through History

 

Generic Learning Outcomes

 

Knowledge and Understanding

To learn about the connections in Barnsley to the slave trade and the  abolition of slavery movement.


Attitudes and Values

To provide information and resources to explore and develop personal values.


Enjoyment, Inspiration and Creativity

To create an artistic response.

To use Photoshop and Crazy talk computer programmes

 

 

 

 

You can also see the results of the Hidden Stories project with Darton High School and Kexborough Primary School (a transition project with Years 5, 6 and 7). Their responses to the documents, images and stories are truly inspirational and we hope that you find their work a useful starting point for developing your own project. We would like to thank both schools for their help in developing this resource.

 

A huge thank you also needs to go to partners: the Development Education Centre South Yorkshire; Barnsley Archives; the artists' collective Just Addictive; Darton United Village Partnership Out of Hours Learning; and Foulstone City Learning Centre for all their technical support and wonderful facilities.

 

Curriculum Links

 

KS2 Citizenship Key Skills

Unit 1 – Taking Part – Developing skills of communication and participation.

Unit 5 – Living in a Diverse World.


KS3 Citizenship

Unit 3 – Human Rights

Unit 4 – Britain a Diverse Society?


KS4 Citizenship

Units 1, 3 and 12

Citizenship through Art and Design, through English and through History

 

Generic Learning Outcomes

 

Knowledge and Understanding

To learn about the connections in Barnsley to the slave trade and the  abolition of slavery movement.


Attitudes and Values

To provide information and resources to explore and develop personal values.


Enjoyment, Inspiration and Creativity

To create an artistic response.

To use Photoshop and Crazy talk computer programmes




 
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