British History Heroes: William Wilberforce
In this first lesson, children discuss their definitions of a hero. They are then introduced to William Wilberforce, and explore how he became involved in the campaign to abolish the slave trade. Children find out what the slave trade involved, and how and why Wilberforce and his supporters tried to stop it. In their independent work, children create posters, leaflets and speeches to support Wilberforce’s campaign. In the alternative activity, children hold a debate over the question; should slavery be abolished?
- Lesson plan
- Activity ideas
- Differentiated worksheets
- Transatlantic Slave Trade Information Sheets
- For and Against Slavery Cards