Encarta Scavenger Hunt

  1. From where did most of the Africans who were enslaved in 1519 to 1600 originate?


  1. People from which European country were most involved in shipping slaves from Africa to the Americas in the 1600s through the 1700s? Why do you think this country was involved?


  1. In the 1600s-1700s which region in the Americas received the highest number of enslaved Africans?


  1. If you were an African captured by slavers in the "Gold Coast" where would you most likely be shipped?


  1. Around the 1700s what was the likelihood that a slave might reach the Americans alive?


  1. What happened to slaves on the ship "Favourite"?


  1. Why do you think the Amistad trail was important?



  1. Of the slaves brought to the Americas, what percentage was shipped to Brazil in 1811-1867?


  1. Why do you think the United States received such a small number of slaves in 1811-1867?


  1. From where did voodoo religion originate  and what is at least one of its beliefs?


  1. How was music in Brazil influenced by Africans?


  1. How did the religion of Southwest Nigeria affect Cuba?


  1. Based on what you have learned about the Transatlantic slave trade, create a question for someone from the following places:

        a.  Brazil


        b.  Nigeria


        c.  Haiti


        d.  Cameroon