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.
- Card sort exploring both arguments, with a writing frame for students to organise their thoughts.
- 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.
- 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.
- Chronology exercise cards on the story of Guy Fawkes. Full colour.
- Great symbols for literacy development and SEN or EAL.
- Fabulous script for a Year 2 or 3 assembly about fireworks and Bonfire Night.
- 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.
- A great task to help extend pupils’ knowledge of Bonfire Night. For completion outside of the classroom. Also has a literacy focus.
- A detailed lesson on the Gunpowder Plot that makes good use of maps and other visuals to explain the background to the event.
- A lesson that uses a variety of differentiated resources to encourage pupils to challenge the conventional view of the plot.
- A superb investigation using primary sources in which pupils try to uncover the plot.
- A fun multiple choice quiz that would be useful either to start a lesson or as a recap.
- A detailed medium term plan about Guy Fawkes that is aimed at SEN pupils.
- A Guy Fawkes themed Who Wants To Be a Millionaire game to help consolidate knowledge on the event.