Thomas Beckett: Who is Responsible for his Death?

Key Stage 3 lesson looking at the murder of Thomas Beckett in 1170. The lesson has a focus on causation with the pupils looking at long-term, short-term and trigger causes of his murder. The lesson includes an image source starter with questions. We then watch a video clip and the pupils complete a question sheet. We then look at how to identify short-term, long-term and trigger events before applying this to the case of Thomas Beckett. We then complete an extended writing task where the pupils write a report to Pope Alexander detailing the causes of the event and who is ultimately reposnsible for Beckett’s death. Included is:

Picture source starter
Video clip with notes sheet
Activities around causation in history
Information sheet and reading activity
Extended writing task with structured guidance.

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Created: Dec 4, 2019

Updated: Dec 27, 2019

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