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1 starter activityWhy was this plaque, designed by Josiah Wedgwood, so successful in helping to abolish slavery by British traders?
2 Why was slavery abolished? Key words: abolition petitionWhy was slavery abolished? LOsTo identify at least 5 different methods used to abolish slaveryTo evaluate which was the most successfulTBAT explain positive & negative outcomes of abolition
3 Your taskRead about the different methods used by abolitionists to abolish slavery. Make a list of them in your notes.Decide which were the most effective and rank themWrite a judgement paragraph explaining which you think would have been most successful?Extension. What methods do people use today to achieve changes in government policies?
4 How did campaigners end the slave trade? MeetingsBooks (e.g. Olaudah Equiano)PetitionsPostersCartoonsPoemsLetters to newspapersWhy was Olaudah Equiano one of the one successful abolitionist campaigners?
5 Your task Read p. 120-1 in ‘Collins KS3 History’. Who was William Wilberforce? What steps did he take to end slavery?When was slavery finally abolished?Make a list of winners & losers from the slave tradeExtension. Write a judgement on who won or lost overall with the abolition of slavery
6 William Wilberforce Anti-slavery campaigner, MP, committed Christian Became an MPMade speeches against slaveryUsed his connections with powerful politiciansIntroduced bills in parliamentCharles Fox
7 When did slavery eventually end? 1807, illegal to for British traders to buy or sell humansSlaves continued to work in plantations1833, slavery completely abolishedOther nations followed, e.g. AmericaWilliam Wilberforce, one of the strongest campaigners for the abolition of slavery. Why was he so successful in raising public awareness of the horrors of the slave trade?
8 Who won on balance? Winners Slave owners compensated, e.g. Bishop of Exeter received £12,700Abolitionists won their fightBy 1840s most slaves freedLosersOnly slaves under 6 yrs freed in 1833Former slaves lost homes & employmentFormer slaves poorly prepared for life in free worldEconomy of West Indies went into decline
9 Homework What position your character would have on the debate You are going to take part in a debate about the abolition of slavery. You will be given role cards indicating whether you think the trade should be abolished or continued. You will have to suspend your natural, modern opinions and put yourselves into the shoes of actual C19th people! A speaker will decide who should speak and which side made the most effective points. Consider the following:What position your character would have on the debateWhy your character would want slavery to be abolished or continueWays of undermining your opponents argumentsExamples from your knowledge that support your viewsRhetorical language that will make your point effectively
10 ExtensionConduct some research into the life of Wilberforce. Find out why he became such an avid campaigner against slavery and what his connection with Sandgate was?
11 Your taskImagine you have been asked by the abolitionists to give a speech in Parliament to support the banning of the slave trade. Write a speech, (1 side A4 minimum) including some or all of the following pointsExplain what happens during each stage of the Triangular TradeTell us about living conditions on slave ships and on plantationsPoint out the methods of campaigning used by abolitionists like Olaudah Equiano & William WilberforceSum up why the slave trade must finish Finish with a powerful and memorable concluding statement (e.g. like the quote from Wedgwood’s plaque)
12 Success criteria Needs to improve Nearly there Wow factor! Only 2 or 3 bullet pointsLimited examples from notesNeeds to be more persuasiveIncludes nearly all the bullet pointsUses some technical vocabulary and examples from notesBeginning to persuadeIncludes all the bullet pointsUses appropriate detail and technical vocabularyIs extremely persuasive
13 Plenary Define abolitionist Five methods used by abolitionists to end slaveryHow did Wilberforce help?Winners & losers?Extension. How important was Wilberforce in ending slavery?