The History Curriculum in the UK is finally going to include the history of slavery and Britain's involvement. Starting this September, all students between the ages of 11 and 14 will learn about the slave trade, including the nature and effects of it, the resistance to it, and its eventual abolition.
They will learn about slavery in America and how Britain impacted slavery overseas. The triangle trade is finally a part of teaching history in UK schools. To be honest, I had assumed it already was!
Check out this article on the issue.
Are you already teaching the history of Slavery in Canada? It will be interesting if you can provide us with links to resources in order to better help each other when going to teach in London. Any advice you can offer will be useful. This will be an exciting time in History departments across the UK as they introduce the important and difficult subject matter.