Zeezok Publishing’s Z-Guide to Amazing Grace is a great way to incorporate media into your study on British History.
This Z-Guide contains a topic overview, movie synopsis, and ten learning activities for an in-depth study of the film. Make a speech against slavery. Learn more about William Wilberforce and the English abolitionist movement. Give a public performance of the song Amazing Grace, or make a poster opposing the slave trade. Evaluate your own beliefs with the “Worldview Activity,” probe the director’s mind with “The Filmmaker’s Art” activity, and get the entire family involved with the “For Family Discussion” section at the end of the guide. Choose those activities which best fit your student’s course objectives, areas of interest, or time schedule. Grab your front-row seat in Parliament for the decades-long struggle to eradicate the slave trade and emancipate the slaves.
Movie Summary: When the English abolitionists enlist his help, William Wilberforce, a member of Parliament, introduces legislation to end the slave trade as a step toward complete emancipation. Through the decades-long struggle, Wilberforce and the abolitionists seek to sway public opinion in their favor. On February 23, 1807, the House of Commons passes the Slave Trade Act by an overwhelming margin. A grateful nation honored his memory by making Westminster Abbey his final resting place.
Topics: 18th Century British History, Abolition of Slavery, William Wilberforce, Civic Responsibility
Contains a printable pdf file of the complete study guide. It does not include the movie. This file is licensed to the original purchaser and is not to be resold. Permission is not granted for classroom, district-wide, school-wide, system-wide, or co-op use. (Movie sold separately)
This Z-Guide is based on the movie Amazing Grace (2006). You can view a trailer for the movie below.