Guy Fawkes resources

From his famous gunpowder plot to modern-day firework celebrations, remember, remember the Fifth of November with these free lesson plans, writing frames and source materials about the man who tried to bring down Parliament.

The gunpowder plot: Conspiracy or terrorist plot?

  • Card sort exploring both arguments, with a writing frame for students to organise their thoughts.

The gunpowder plot

  • Presentation about whether or not the plotters were framed. Includes behaviour strategies and tips for working as a team, as well as a range of resources and evidence cards.

The trial of Guy Fawkes

  • A case study to help students answer the question: “What does this source tell you about the attitude of the authorities to the crime of treason?” We focus on why the authorities felt threatened in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Gunpowder plot sequencing cards

  • Chronology exercise cards on the story of Guy Fawkes. Full colour.

Gunpowder plot symbols

  • Great symbols for literacy development and SEN or EAL.

Bonfire night assembly

  • Fabulous script for a Year 2 or 3 assembly about fireworks and Bonfire Night.

Bonfire night activities

  • A series of activities all about Bonfire Night - from sequencing the story of the Gunpowder Plot, to a cloze procedure on safety rules and a fun firework display creator game.

Guy Fawkes homework

  • A great task to help extend pupils’ knowledge of Bonfire Night. For completion outside of the classroom. Also has a literacy focus.

Gunpowder plot lesson plan

  • A detailed lesson on the Gunpowder Plot that makes good use of maps and other visuals to explain the background to the event.

Were the plotters framed?

  • A lesson that uses a variety of differentiated resources to encourage pupils to challenge the conventional view of the plot.

Gunpowder plot resources

  • A superb investigation using primary sources in which pupils try to uncover the plot.

Gunpowder plot quiz

  • A fun multiple choice quiz that would be useful either to start a lesson or as a recap.

Bonfire night medium term plan

  • A detailed medium term plan about Guy Fawkes that is aimed at SEN pupils.

Guy Fawkes Who Wants To Be a Millionaire

  • A Guy Fawkes themed Who Wants To Be a Millionaire game to help consolidate knowledge on the event.

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