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The Lascars were sailors from the Indian Subcontinent who were employed on British and European ships from the 17th century. These resources support history teaching, and are aimed at years 5 and 6.
The children will read about the power and influence of the East India Company, and how this is linked to the history of the Lascars. They will also read about the Lascars’ treatment by the British and Europeans powers of the time (although these resources focus on the British). The resources can stimulate discussion as to why some people took part in the oppression and exploitation of others.