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Was Oliver Cromwell a hero or a villain?

Was Oliver Cromwell a hero or a villain?

A nice Year 8 lesson on whether or not Cromwell was a hero or villain. The students begin with a discussion about what his statue outside Parliament tells us about him as a man, and then progress to sorting out different reasons for each opinion through a card sort/categorisation activity, and then finish off with a mini team debate.
adharding91
Were the English right to execute their King in 1649?

Were the English right to execute their King in 1649?

A Yr8 Civil War lesson on whether or not Parliament were right to execute Charles I in 1649. This is at least two lessons’ worth of material: in the first lesson, students categorise justifications for and against executing Charles, and then evaluate and analyse the reasons behind the decision. The pupils then go on to create a newspaper article (“The Execution Special”) from either Parliament’s or the Royalists’ perspective about what happened, why and whether it’s good for England’s future.
adharding91
Edexcel GCSE Henry VIII unit 1

Edexcel GCSE Henry VIII unit 1

This is the updated resource based on the Edexcel Henry VIII unit. I no longer agree that these resources should be paid for and that we should share our work freely. Please feel free to download and leave a comment if you find this useful. In places I have used examples from the purple Edexcel Revision guide as handouts. This can be adapted to use the textbook.
Laura0111
Lucy Worsely - Six Wives - Supporting Worksheets

Lucy Worsely - Six Wives - Supporting Worksheets

Lucy Worsely - Six Wives - Supporting Worksheets for the BBC documentary: Ep1 - Divorced Ep2 - Beheaded, Died Ep3 - Divorced, Beheaded, Survived The worksheets are written in Publisher and formatted to A3 priniting. They can however, be edited, saved as PDF’s and printed in A4
awithey
Lucy Worsely - Six Wives - Ep.3 - Divorced, Beheaded, Survived - Supporting Worksheet

Lucy Worsely - Six Wives - Ep.3 - Divorced, Beheaded, Survived - Supporting Worksheet

Written as an enrichment/extension/flipped activity for the new 9-1 GCSE curriculum the content would also be appropriate at A Level. Historian Lucy Worsley time travels back to the Tudor Court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives. Combining drama based on eye witness accounts and historical sources with Lucy’s own contemporary comment, Lucy eavesdrops on the events and reports back to the audience. The worksheet is written in Publisher and formatted to A3. It however, can be amended and saved as a PDF file for A4 printing if required.
awithey
Lucy Worsely - Six Wives - Ep.2 - Beheaded, Died - Supporting Worksheet

Lucy Worsely - Six Wives - Ep.2 - Beheaded, Died - Supporting Worksheet

Written as an enrichment/extension/flipped activity for the new 9-1 GCSE curriculum the content would also be appropriate at A Level. Historian Lucy Worsley time travels back to the Tudor Court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives. Combining drama based on eye witness accounts and historical sources with Lucy’s own contemporary comment, Lucy eavesdrops on the events and reports back to the audience. The worksheet is written in Publisher and formatted to A3. It however, can be amended and saved as a PDF file for A4 printing if required.
awithey
Lucy Worsely - Six Wives - Ep.1 - Divorced - Supporting Worksheet

Lucy Worsely - Six Wives - Ep.1 - Divorced - Supporting Worksheet

Written as an enrichment/extension/flipped activity for the new 9-1 GCSE curriculum the content would also be appropriate at A Level. Historian Lucy Worsley time travels back to the Tudor Court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives. Combining drama based on eye witness accounts and historical sources with Lucy’s own contemporary comment, Lucy eavesdrops on the events and reports back to the audience. This episode follows the emotional and physical struggles of Katherine of Aragon as she strove to give Henry the male heir he so desired. As Henry’s eye wandered over the women at court, Anne Boleyn, not wishing to be cast aside as her sister Mary had been, repeatedly rejected the king’s advances and insisted on marriage. The worksheet is written in Publisher and formatted to A3. It however, can be amended and saved as a PDF file for A4 printing if required.
awithey
EDUQAS GCSE HISTORY - marking grids ALL Topics

EDUQAS GCSE HISTORY - marking grids ALL Topics

A resource which can be used whichever options / components you are doing for the Eduqas GCSE. Comprises marking grids for each examination question which can be used as a student friendly markscheme and a teacher feedback sheet when answering exam questions. Each sheet has: the question stem and marks allocated Columns for band, marking criteria, mark and a tick column for when marking Includes all AO’s and Spag Estimated grade boundaries for each question Totals row for inputting marks Comment box Includes four files: Component 1 - British study in depth Component 1 - Non-British study in depth Component 2 - Period study Component 2 - Thematic study We also use it as a tool for KS3 assessment to try and gets students familiar with the types of questions tested at KS4.
Histaldy