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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
What caused the English Civil War?

What caused the English Civil War?

A really interactive Year 8 lesson on the causes of the English Civil War. Students work in groups of four and make a number or decisions based on Charles’s reign as King and see whether or not they would make the same mistakes as him in the build up to the Civil War. Whiteboards are essential! This is easily two lessons’ worth: one entire lesson for discussion, the second to finish it off and construct a timeline of events.
adharding91
Events of the English Civil War Living Graph

Events of the English Civil War Living Graph

In this activity, students have to evaluate the impact of certain events during the English Civil War on the two sides. Beginning with the Roundheads they must decide how much each event impacted their fortune in war. Print the graph on A3 size paper and cut out the events cards with one set per pair. Once the students have done that for the Roundheads they must move the cards around the graph to show how the same events impacted the Cavaliers. As an extension I ask my students to think outside the box. For example how would these events impact on a peasant woman that worked for a Monarchist? The aim to get our young people thinking about the effect the same events can happen on different people depending on their background and personal experience. It can also be used to discuss ‘key turning point’ and ‘to what extent…’ questions Then I ask them to write up their findings in an extended answer using the P.E.E.L. structure.
PerfidiaBlackheart
Did Charles I deserve to be executed?

Did Charles I deserve to be executed?

Suitable for 11-14s. Whole lesson plus differentiated resources asking did Charles I deserve to be executed? Students look at a range of evidence to come to a judgement. Also look at the consequences and aftermath of his death.
katylou1
Why did the Civil War start? Charles I

Why did the Civil War start? Charles I

Suitable for 11-14s, whole lesson plus resources on why did the Civil War start. Tasks are differentiated, worksheets included. Lesson looks at the main causes of the civil war, and asks students to consider what was the most important cause of the civil war.
katylou1
KS2 Tudors and Stuarts Knowledge Organiser!

KS2 Tudors and Stuarts Knowledge Organiser!

This clear, detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for KS2 students learning or revising knowledge relating to the Tudors and Stuarts. It contains comprehensive sections on: - Tudor and Stuart Monarchs - date of reign, biography, spouse info, and key facts; - Major Events and Key Information; - Everyday Life in the Period; - Timeline of Major Events; Key words and ideas are underlined for easy reference. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Tudors and Stuarts Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

Tudors and Stuarts Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising knowledge relating to the Tudors and Stuarts (1485-1714). It contains comprehensive sections on: - Tudor and Stuart Monarchs - date of reign, biography, spouse info, and key facts; - Major Events and Key Information; - Everyday Life in the Period; - Timeline of Major Events; Key words and ideas are underlined for easy reference. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Medicine Through Time + American West (Pearson Edexcel GCSE)

Medicine Through Time + American West (Pearson Edexcel GCSE)

Included in this pack are TWO fully resources bundles of lessons linked with the Pearson Edexcel GCSE 'American West' and 'Medicine Through Time' sections, covering essential topics pupils will need to know for papers one and two. All lesson outcomes are linked with Assessment Objectives 1, 2, and 3. All tasks and activities have been designed around developing pupil knowledge and understanding of the American West and Vietnam War to then apply this to exam technique / exam style questions. All videos are embedded (links provided) I have included WAGOLS / Success criteria's /Homeworks to further pupils understanding of Paper three. A fantastic opportunity to develop your own Scheme of work on this topic saving 40% on these bundles combined! You will need the Edexcel Medicine Through Time textbook to support some lessons. It is not necessary but you could use the American West textbook to supplement some American West lessons.
morlem
American West & Vietnam Bundle (Pearson Edexcel GCSE)

American West & Vietnam Bundle (Pearson Edexcel GCSE)

Included in this pack are TWO fully resources schemes of work linked with the Pearson Edexcel GCSE 'American West' and 'the Vietnam War' sections, covering essential topics pupils will need to know for papers two & three. All lesson outcomes are linked with Assessment Objectives 1, 2, 3, &4. All tasks and activities have been designed around developing pupil knowledge and understanding of the American West and Vietnam War to then apply this to exam technique / exam style questions. All videos are embedded (links provided) I have included WAGOLS / Success criteria's /Homeworks to further pupils understanding of papers two & three. A fantastic opportunity to develop your own Scheme of work on this topic saving 40% on these bundles combined! You will need the Edexcel conflict at home and abroad textbook for one of the Vietnam lessons. All American West lessons are fully resourced.
morlem