Bicentenary of the Abolition of Slavery Act
March 25th 2007

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March 25th 2007 marks the historic date of the British Act of Parliament to Abolish Slavery.

Find out more about local Gloucestershire events to commemorate this date.

We provide information and links on what is happening in the County, here!

A wealth of other resources exist for schools to incorporate this event into the curriculum.

We have reviewed these, and provide here, links to the best websites!

See below for some further useful resources:

Slavery - When should we celebrate? - Background information on the main issues.


Slave Trade Maps

This simplified pictorial map is a useful resource for KS1 & KS2, and older learners new to learning English or with SEN.

Click on the map to view a larger image.




Download a detailed map from UNESCO to use at KS3 KS4 & 6th Form level.

Click on the map to download a pdf file.




Download an A3 page of activities for schools, including a timeline, ideas on teaching Benin at KS2 and some webquests to try!

Click on the image to the left to to download a pdf file.



Ending Slavery: An Unfinished Business

A resource pack for History, Citizenship and Religious Education. Published by the Citizenship Foundation and the Church Mission Society.

Click on the image to the left to to go to the website & download a pdf file.



Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

Sweet Clara is a slave in the cotton fields of Southern USA. She uses her skills as a seamstress to sew a quilt, which doubles as a map. This leads escaping slaves to 'The Underground Railroad', which takes them to Canada and freedom.

Lesson plans available on irespect website for KS2/3 and copies of book available for loan to Gloucestershire schools. Contact READS on 01452 427261

iRespect is an education resource for the development of positive tolerance - find out more...