The links between Salem’s economic and social fabric and the history of slavery in the broader Atlantic world are extensive. Salem Maritime’s education program focuses on bringing this history to light. Watch this 10-minute video to learn how we engage with students and teachers to understand and teach this hard history.

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This film aims to motivate and empower teachers to use primary sources and specific local examples to teach the history of American slavery.

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Lesson Plans

Explore lesson plans created in collaboration with educators and partners.

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Primary Sources

Ready-to-use materials prompt students to explore the history of slavery and freedom using primary sources.

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Short teacher and student films to explore stories of slavery and freedom at Salem Maritime.

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Slavery and Freedom

Explore a series of articles for further context on Salem's history.

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Professional Development

Collaborate with us to develop resources for students and teachers.

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Plan a Field Trip

Join us in piloting a program exploring Salem's history of slavery and freedom.

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Last updated: February 1, 2024

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