KS3 & KS4 learning resources

This road sign, named after slave-owner Sir John Cass, was removed in December 2020 as part of Hackney Council’s ‘Review, Rename, Reclaim’ initiative. Following community consultation, the gardens were renamed Kit Crowley Gardens.

Legacies of British Slave-ownership in Hackney

Developed in partnership with UCL based ‘Legacies of British Slave-ownership’, this collection of films, lesson plans and teachers’ notes are designed to help KS3 & KS4 learners explore Hackney’s historical links to transatlantic slavery.

These resources tell the stories of people who were involved in the business of slavery in Hackney as well as those, both in the Caribbean and the UK, who fought to end African enslavement.

We are re-developing our KS2 school session about Hackney’s links with the Transatlantic Slave Trade following Hackney Council’s ‘Review, Rename, Reclaim’ project. We would like to hear your thoughts about how you teach the Transatlantic Slave Trade at school and what you think is important to be included in this session. To get in touch please email museumbookings@hackney.gov.uk