Post-Guided Reading Task:
This morning, you have read different texts which show different perspectives on slavery, from people during the time of Wilberforce.
You need to write an answer to the question: What do you think about slavery?
You have been asked to write this from a historical perspective – Guided Reading Groups have a different focus for their writing.
Group 1 and 2 – You will be answering this question as a slave. Think about what life would have been like for you.
Group 3 and 4 – You will be answering this question as an abolitionist (someone like Wilberforce). Think about what your views would be and why you would think that.
Group 5 – You are going to write from the perspective of a plantation owner/someone who owns shares in a sugar company. Think about the role of slavery in maintaining your lifestyle.
Remember you will need to write in the first person and include historical detail!