Thomas Clarkson Campaign

The Swans have been learning about Thomas Clarkson and his campaign to abolish the Transatlantic Slave trade. They used their history skills and discussed why his chest was an important part of the campaign. They then created a role play based on the meetings Clarkson would have attended to present the contents of his chest. The children selected three objects from the chest to use to convince his audience to join the abolition movement. They considered a response for each object from someone in favour of continuing the slave trade and role played a meeting, taking turns to present opposing views. We discussed how strong each argument was and evaluated the value of the objects as evidence.

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