Everything you need to understand or teach Middle Passage by Charles Johnson.
Rutherford Calhoun, as a newly freed slave in New Orleans, is in a continual search for excitement and adventure when he meets prim and proper school teacher Isadora. To escape the commitment of a married life he hops on the ship Republic only to find out that it is a slaver ship headed to Africa. Amongst a revolt of the slaves on the ship, Calhoun must come to terms with himself and the kind of life he wants in this tale of the African American life.
Middle Passage Lesson Plans contain 126 pages of teaching material, including: