Magna Carta teaching resources
This year celebrates the 800th anniversary of the first signing of Magna Carta, the document that established the safeguarding of fundamental rights and liberties. Explore the history of the Great Charter, how it shaped history and why is it still significant today with these free lesson plans and activities.
Introduce the historical context behind Magna Carta with this visual worksheet.
Students produce a news report that explores the reasons why Magna Carta was signed.
Break down Magna Carta for students with EAL using this matching sentence activity.
Check pupils’ understanding of Magna Carta with this recall task.
A selection of activities and tasks for students to work through as part of a lesson on Magna Carta.
This lesson helps pupils to explain why Magna Carta was written and its importance today.
Students examine Magna Carta, its importance and its place in history.
These short podcasts from 60-Second Civics explore the creation and significance of Magna Carta
A series of lessons looking at historical interpretations of King John, which includes activities on Magna Carta.
Information on King John, the Barons’ War and Magna Carta.