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Tudor Exploration

Tudor Exploration

Contains a PowerPoint which looks at Tudor exploration including the ships, life on the ships, superstitions, beasts and monsters as well as famous Tudor explorers. Final slide in a set of 3 different activities that children can complete but these can easily be changed based on the class and children.
HollywoodR95
Free Medieval Manor Worksheet

Free Medieval Manor Worksheet

This is a simple worksheet suitable for mixed ability classes for KS3 and Junior Cert. It has a series of lower order questions based on the functions of important buildings around the manor and then a longer question for the students to design their own manor. If you liked this resource, please review and have a look at my other resources!
katiemurphy111
Medieval Siege warfare

Medieval Siege warfare

Lesson aimed at introducing the concept of siege warfare, comparison of various weapons and improving written responses.
lperry44
Medieval Realms Overview

Medieval Realms Overview

Medieval Realms Overview This is an overview for KS3 students of the Medieval Period. It includes practice source questions modeled in the same way as the Edexcel GCSE papers and general overview tasks. This worksheet is for independent/enrichment/extension activity. It can be fully edited and differentiated for different abilities. The document is written in Word, is in A4 and is 5 pages long.
callum2310
9-1 Anglo Saxon and Norman England: The Harrying of the North Revision Sheet

9-1 Anglo Saxon and Norman England: The Harrying of the North Revision Sheet

GCSE Anglo Saxon and Norman England 1060-87 New 2016 Specification Grades 9-1 Can be used for AQA, Edexcel, OCR or iGCSE exam boards. Revision/summary sheet covering the the causes, events and significance of the Harrying of the North 1069/70 Part of sub topic of Securing Control of England Please see my other lessons & resources Feedback welcome!
MrThorntonTeach
9-1 Anglo Saxon  and Norman England: Motte and Bailey Castles Revision Sheet

9-1 Anglo Saxon and Norman England: Motte and Bailey Castles Revision Sheet

GCSE Anglo Saxon and Norman England 1060-87 New 2016 Specification Grades 9-1 Can be used for AQA, Edexcel, OCR or iGCSE exam boards. Revision/summary sheet covering the use of Motte and Bailey castles by William, discusses the reasons for building castles, key features of Motte and Bailey’s and the importance of their use to William. Part of sub topic of Securing Control of England Please see my other lessons & resources Feedback welcome!
MrThorntonTeach
How did William officially become King on Christmas Day 1066? Suitable for AQA 8145 Normans and KS3

How did William officially become King on Christmas Day 1066? Suitable for AQA 8145 Normans and KS3

Lesson exploring the immediate events after the battle of Hastings. The starter focuses on different groups in society and how they would perceive William (e.g. Norman knights, Saxon earls etc). The video introduces methods William used to keep control (built on in subsequent lessons). Pupils then analyse the actions of William after Hastings and say advantages and disadvantages for each, leading to a judgement on how William was able to consolidate his power. Pupils then have a choice of differentiated questions to answer leading to a review of the key groups in society as a plenary after these actions.
LauraMeadowcroft
How did Harold Godwinson die?

How did Harold Godwinson die?

Lesson exploring the way that Harold Godwinson died. Starter utilises the bayeux tapestry scene to explore how Harold is portrayed as being killed. Pupils then investigate five sources and complete the table to analyses the content and provenance of the sources. This is brought together with a paired summary analyses enabling students to reach a conclusion, leading to supported judgement on their own theory on Godwinson’s death.
LauraMeadowcroft
Why did William win at Hastings? Suitable for AQA 8145 Normans and KS3

Why did William win at Hastings? Suitable for AQA 8145 Normans and KS3

Lesson exploring the factors that enabled William to win the battle of Hastings. True or false starter recaps the key points of the battle and claimants, whilst the video explores some of the reasons for William’s successes. The card sort categorisation allows thematic understanding of why William won building to an explanation of the significance of different factors. A voting plenary allows assessment of the understanding of the factors. Optional essay plan homework assessment included.
LauraMeadowcroft
Harold v. William - who would win the battle of Hastings? Suitable for AQA 8145 Normans and KS3

Harold v. William - who would win the battle of Hastings? Suitable for AQA 8145 Normans and KS3

Lesson exploring how the two sides lined up at Hastings. Interpretation starter examining differences between the two sides (AQA 8145 criteria) leads on to a top trump carousel comparing the different troops both sides had. Using the evidence gathered pupils analyse the strengths and weaknesses of both sides building to a post-it note plenary reaching a judgement on who they think would win.
LauraMeadowcroft
How prepared was William for his invasion of England? - Suitable for AQA 8145 Normans and KS3

How prepared was William for his invasion of England? - Suitable for AQA 8145 Normans and KS3

Lesson exploring the preparations of William of Normandy. Starter uses the Bayeux Tapestry to gain evidence from. Pupils then explore the advantages and disadvantages of William’s preparations in a table, linking them to the problems they could cause Harold Godwinson. Pupils answer an explain question (AQA 8145) - Explain what was important about William’s preparations for the invasion of England, leading to a judgement line plenary on how effective William’s preparations were
LauraMeadowcroft
12 mark essay planning - who deserved throne in 1066 linked to AQA 8145

12 mark essay planning - who deserved throne in 1066 linked to AQA 8145

Lesson focusing on planning an answer to: Which contender had the stronger claim to the throne: Harold Godwinson or William of Normandy? Use of WAGOLLS and WABOLLS to introduce the ideas of explanation and linking to the question before students write up or plan their response (your choice). Judgement line plenary allows assessment of all students opinions. Mark scheme and assessment grid included.
LauraMeadowcroft
Who were the claimants to the throne 1066? Suitable for AQA 8145 Normans and KS3

Who were the claimants to the throne 1066? Suitable for AQA 8145 Normans and KS3

Two lesson sequence exploring who thought they deserved the throne and why their claims were valid/invalid. The starter explore how the throne was passed on in Medieval England the positives and negatives of each method. A peer-assess describe question is included. The main task is individual research of one claimant which leads into a snowball/market place the following lesson to share the learning of all the claimants, leading to a judgement on who had the strongest/weakest claim to the throne. An explanation question is included to assess student understanding and corners plenary assesses all students. A homework task (optional) is included which tests who had the stronger claim of Godwinson and William linked to the 12 mark essays for AQA 8145. Plan included.
LauraMeadowcroft
Who were the Normans? Suitable for AQA 8145 and KS3

Who were the Normans? Suitable for AQA 8145 and KS3

Lesson exploring the Norman link to the throne of England. The starter recaps the position of Normandy and its significance, the main task is a carousel/information hunt to discover why the Normans were important and why William felt he had a claim to the throne. Bringing it all together pupils list why William would be an effective King and using the information on the slides assess ‘how’ significant Normandy was to England by 1066.
LauraMeadowcroft
How was England ruled before 1066? Suitable for AQA 8145 Normans and KS3

How was England ruled before 1066? Suitable for AQA 8145 Normans and KS3

Lesson exploring the power of the Godwins and early Viking links to the throne. Starter focusing on the power of a King, leading to a video showing the different rulers up to 1066 - leads into a discussion over different claimants. Source analysis of the Viking claim moving on to analysis of how the Godwins helped and hindered Edward. Summary interpretation introduces the skills of the ‘how convincing’ question for AQA 8145.
LauraMeadowcroft
Tudor Entertainment

Tudor Entertainment

Contains a PowerPoint which looks at the different forms of Tudor entertainment. Looks at jousting, sword-fighting, executions, football and tennis. Each gives some basic information and some include links to cartoon videos to show children what each may look like.
HollywoodR95
Pearson Edexcel Knowledge Organisers / Revision Mats

Pearson Edexcel Knowledge Organisers / Revision Mats

A bundle of Colour coded A3 / A4 knowledge organiser / Revision mat / book marks for the following topics: Medicine Through Time. Elizabethan England. Civil Rights. Significant Individuals / Government acts / Discoveries / Inventions / Dates / Key terms / Events.
morlem
Tudors - Henry VIII First Dates

Tudors - Henry VIII First Dates

Contains a PowerPoint based around the show “First Dates”. Children are given a description of each of Henry VIII’s wives and must decide which wife it is based on the description. Perfect for a plenary activity after learning about the wives or as an end of topic recap.
HollywoodR95
Henry VIII & his wives

Henry VIII & his wives

Contains 2 PowerPoints. The first is a PowerPoint which looks at Henry VIII and each of his 6 wives, giving some basic information about each including an image. The second is a “First Dates” challenge activity where children are given a short description of each wife in a mixed order and must decide which wife they think it. Also include a worksheet for children to match the correct description to each of Henry’s wives. Activity: Cut out the image and write the correct description next to each of Henry VIII’s wives.
HollywoodR95
Rich & Poor Tudors

Rich & Poor Tudors

Contains a PowerPoint which looks at the difference between rich and poor Tudors including food, clothing and homes. Gives details on each for both sides. Also includes a worksheet that children must fill in blanks based around what they have learned about the differences. Also includes the answers to the worksheet on the same sheet.
HollywoodR95
Tudors - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Tudors - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Contains a PowerPoint which is a quiz based around Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? It asks children 6 different questions and they must give the correct cure to the illness. Once they have got them all right then the children will be Tudor doctors. Fun as an end of lesson or end of topic activity. Children can work as a whole class.
HollywoodR95
Tudor Britain

Tudor Britain

Contains a PowerPoint which looks at introducing the Tudor period to children and looks at a number of different areas of everyday life in this time such as food eaten, medicine, schools, religion & jobs. Each gives basic information as well as images to show the children what they are learning about.
HollywoodR95
Sellotape castle challenge - activity

Sellotape castle challenge - activity

This is a great little starter activity when teaching castle design. Students divide themselves into three teams - research, design, and construction. Then using only scotch tape, scissors, and a tablet/computer or textbook, they need to design their own castle using the labels provided. Works especially well when accompanied by Mission Impossible music! I hope you enjoy using this resource as my students do. And if you like this free resource why not check out my shop for more goodies?
danguiney
Tudor Monarchs

Tudor Monarchs

Contains a PowerPoint which looks at each of the Tudor monarchs from Henry VII to Elizabeth I, including basic information about them and their reign. Also includes a video that is fun for children to try and remember the names of the Tudor monarchs. Final slide is a mix of the monarchs that children can use to create a timeline of the Tudor monarchs. Activity: Children create a timeline of the Tudor monarchs including one piece of information about each.
HollywoodR95
Role of the Church in Medieval England

Role of the Church in Medieval England

Lesson that looks at the role and power of the church. It also focuses on key terminology, such as sins and their meaning. Students study a painting and how it reflects the importance and use of religion. Sins are described in second powerpoint and can be printed out and scattered around the room for students to locate and try to simplify, this is also great for literacy.
lperry44
Medieval towns and townsfolk

Medieval towns and townsfolk

Looks at life in towns and different townsfolk. Students compare towns to the work done by different townsfolk in order to choose the best town for them to live and work in.
lperry44
The War of the Roses Activity Pack

The War of the Roses Activity Pack

The War of the Roses Activity Pack The War of the Roses Handout Battle of Towton Handout Richard III Handout Princes in the Tower Richard III Word Search The Battle of Towton War of the Roses Word Search
sfy773
Battle of Hastings - 5 page lesson pack

Battle of Hastings - 5 page lesson pack

After reading through the background information students sift through the 21 evidence cards provided to create columns which show how skill, luck, mistakes, and technology explain the outcome of the Battle of Hastings. This is an ideal task to help scaffold student responses to a piece of extended written work or timed assessment. Cards are colour-coded for differentiation.
danguiney
Black Death - 6 page lesson pack

Black Death - 6 page lesson pack

This activity includes twenty detailed cards which are shaded to show the political, social and economic impact of the Black Death. Students acquire exceptionally precise and carefully selected historical detail and learn about the impact on salaries, the creation of the British pub, and the growth of the perfume industry as well as the many negative aspects of the disease. Its one of the lessons my students really enjoy because they get the opportunity to question previously held assumptions which in turn gives their ability to argue a case greater texture and resonance. I really hope you enjoy this as much as I do - makes for a great debate preparation task as well as a precursor to an extended piece of assessed written analysis.
danguiney
The Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses This bundle has been put together to provide KS3 students with a thorough and accessible understanding of how the Wars of the Roses progressed, culminating in Henry’s victory at Bosworth. Lesson 1 - What was the Wars of the Roses? Lesson 2 - Richard III and the Princes in the Tower Lesson 3 - The Battle of Bosworth, 1485
MrTHistory
Effects of the Black Death worksheet

Effects of the Black Death worksheet

Written to provide a detailed and narrative history of the consequences of the Black Death the worksheet includes anecdotal information not contained in standard textbooks to enrich the narrative. There are comprehension questions, source based questions and an opportunity for extended writing at the end all of which can be adapted and differentiated.
sweacpst