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 starter activity. Your teacher will give you some cards. Each shows a different method used to end slavery. Sort them so that the most effective method is at the top and the least at the bottom.  Extension. What method would you use today to end slavery?.

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starter activity

Your teacher will give you some cards. Each shows a different method used to end slavery. Sort them so that the most effective method is at the top and the least at the bottom.  Extension. What method would you use today to end slavery?


When did slavery end

 Extension: Can you think of 3 examples of how slavery continues today?

When did slavery end?

 Learning objectives

To identify the ways in which William Wilberforce helped to end slavery

To examine different interpretations on the abolition of slavery


Your task
 Your task continues today?

  • Read the article from the BBC History website about the abolitionist, William Wilberforce. Highlight in green any evidence you find which explains why he was so successful in campaigning against slavery.

  • Give 3 reasons, based on your knowledge & the article, why you think it took so long to pass a law ending slavery

  • Extension: what evidence could you use to show Wilberforce’s weaknesses as a campaigner?


Your task1
 Your task continues today?

  • Your teacher will give you a role card. Do the following:

  • Decide if you would have been a supporter of slavery or an abolitionist

  • In a debate on abolition, what points would you make to defend your position?

  • What points would you make to attack your opponents?


Extension task
 Extension task continues today?

  • Watch the film Amazing Grace. How true is it to the life of Wilberforce you have read? Write down 5 examples where you think the film may exaggerate the truth for dramatic effect.


Homework
 Homework continues today?

  • Write a paragraph explaining your position on the slave trade to present to the class in a slave trade debate next lesson.


Plenary
 Plenary continues today?

  • What was the most effective way of campaigning against slavery?

  • List 3 ways in which Wilberforce actively helped in bringing an end to slavery

  • What goes into an effective speech?

  • Extension: Why did Wilberforce only succeed in passing a law to end slavery at the end of his life?


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