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Amazing Grace

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Guiding Questions and Prompts

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  • 1. The Abolitionist Movement Amazing Grace The story of heroes and their quest to overcome injustice NAME:_________________________________ Models of Civic Virtue Scenes 1. England, 1797 2. Entirely Unmarried 13. Voice of the People 14. Two Pistols The Slave Trade 3. Yorkshire Terrier 4. Raising the Stakes 15. Out of the Bottle "By the late 18th century, over 11 million African men, women, and children had been taken from Africa to be 5. Planning the 16. Different Times Impossible used as slaves in the West Indies and the American 17. After Night Comes 6. With His Own colonies. Great Britain was the mightiest superpower on Eyes Day earth and its empire was built on the backs of slaves. The 7. 20,000 Ghosts 18. But Now I'm Found slave trade was considered acceptable by all but a FEW" 8. Chosen (Amazing Grace). 19. Confession 9. Something to Disagree On Important People: 20. A New Strategy 10. A Day Like No William Wilburforce Thomas Clarkson Other 21. Blindsided 11. First Step Olaudah Equiano William Pitt, the Younger 22. An Open Door 12. Smell of Death 23. It Is No More Hannah More Lord Charles Fox Duke of Clarence Barbara Spooner Lord Tarleton p. 1
  • 2. lorem ipsum dolor issue, date Day 1 Guiding Questions scenes 1-6 1. In the opening scene, William Wilburforce stops during a storm to stop the abuse of a downed horse. What does Wilburforce's words and deeds tell you about his character? 2. In the scene, Raising the Stakes, a British MP (Duke of Clarence), asks Wilburforce to take "payment in kind" (coach driver) during a card game. Why does Wilburforce leave the game? 3. Why did Clarkson feel it necessary to demonstrate for Wilburforce how the devices used on slaves worked? What was his goal? 4. According to Equiano, slave traders "put irons to the fire." Explain why. 2
  • 3. lorem ipsum dolor issue, date Day 2 Guiding Questions Scenes 7-12 5. Wilburforce visits his preacher, John Newton. John explains that he has to "live in the company of 20,000 ghosts." What does Newton mean? 6. In Scene 8, Wilburforce's friend writes about the atrocities of slavery on sugar plantations. He states that children are "scalded to death." Why is Wilburforce haunted by these images? 7. After a dinner party, Barbara Spooner tells Wilburforce, "If there is a bad taste in your mouth, you don't swallow it ,you spit it out." Explain what Spooner meant by this statement. 8. Why is Wilburforce's relationship with Barbara Spooner significant to the Abolitionist Movement? 3
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  • 5. lorem ipsum dolor 9. Equiano shows Wilburforce the horrors of the slave ships. Consequently, issue, date on board the Madascar, Wilburforce directs British MPs to take in the "smell of death, slow, painful death." How were Wilburforce's persuasive tactics similar to Thomas Clarkson's tactics of persuasion used on Wilburforce in Scene 6, With His Own Eyes? 10. Who was Barbara Spooner's hero at age 14? DAY 3 GUIDING 11. Why is it important to have heroes at your age? QUESTIONS Scenes 13-20 12. In scene 13, The Voice of the People, what form of resistance does Wilburforce use in Parliament? 13. In scene 16, Different Times, Olaudah Equiano is in a church. Why is he crying? 14. Barbara Spooner tells Wilburforce, "after night comes day." This quote refers to the multiple obstacles he experienced in his fight to abolish the slave trade. List 1 obstacle and how Wilburforce persisted. 5

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