UKS2 History

Trade- what impact did the slave trade have on the Kingdom of Benin?

We started out by looking at items in the kingdom of Benin, and thinking about whether they would be imports or exports.

Then we learned about the deplorable history of the Transatlantic slave trade- including the part Britain and the rest of Europe played in it.

We found out that even though Benin was not captured by the European Empires for slaves, the Oba traded slaves from within and around his Kingdom for favour of the Europeans. It had a huge impact on the the Kingdom, and could be argued had a part to play in the eventual collapse.

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