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How should Oliver Cromwell be remembered? A two-lesson interpretations enquiry for KS3

How should Oliver Cromwell be remembered? A two-lesson interpretations enquiry for KS3

Aims: 1. Identify key events of Cromwell’s life 2. Explain why different people have had different opinions of Cromwell 3. Create scenes from Cromwell’s life from different points of view Lesson 1 1. Slides 2-3: Introduce two contrasting views of Cromwell to establish the debate and controversy (statue and Pogues' song - lyrics provided) 2. Print copies of Slide 5 and the card sort for students to use. 3. Sort Cromwell's key life events into a living graph, positive and negative, according to different people (Charles II, Prime Minister, film maker, students themselves, to establish different interpretations) 4. Students complete personal copy of Cromwell's living graph, to understand the main events of his life for Lesson 2. Lesson 2 1. Print Slide 8 for students. They work in teams to produce three tableau or freeze-frames from the point of view of a film maker, a school textbook writer, and the writer of an Irish nationalist magazine in 1900. They must decide how to set the scene to get across each person's point of view of Cromwell, including how he stands, the key events they might focus on, background etc. (see Slide 8).
davidwhineray
Tudors Battle of Bosworth Henry VII and Richard III

Tudors Battle of Bosworth Henry VII and Richard III

Cloze procedure where the children will select the correct words to complete a text about the Battle of Bosworth. The children will learn about the battle that ended Richard III's reign and signaled the beggining of the Tudor period. Differentiated to suit 3 ability groups each task is a double page activity to challenge and ends with an extension task to add colour to a Tudor rose.
oldham30
Abolition of Slavery USA

Abolition of Slavery USA

An active lesson discussing the abolition of slavery in USA. The students are split into two and each are given a task. The whole class is involved during the lesson. A fun lesson which requires some research tasks before or during the lesson
daithiob29
Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot

Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot

A fully differentiated lesson suitable for KS3 students learning about Guy Fawkes and/or the Stuarts. Each activity is differentiated fully so it is suitable for all abilities.
daithiob29
KS3 History Scheme of Work: Cromwell

KS3 History Scheme of Work: Cromwell

A great time saver for teachers delivering KS3 History Cromwell unit. This is a Scheme of Work that encourages students to evaluate sources and assess interpretations and why these differ. This SOW includes key questions and lesson enquiries as well as possible teaching and learning activities and links to 'Personal Learning Thinking Skills.' It also suggests assessment strategies and differentiation opportunities.
miriamtaylor
KS3 History Scheme of Work: The English Civil War.

KS3 History Scheme of Work: The English Civil War.

A great time saver for teachers delivering KS3 Civil War in England. This is a Scheme of Work that encourages students to assess why the war started and why Parliament won. It focuses on extended writing an getting the students to prioritise reasons and justify their choice. This SOW includes key questions and lesson enquiries as well as possible teaching and learning activities and links to 'Personal Learning Thinking Skills.' It also suggests assessment strategies and differentiation opportunities.
miriamtaylor
English Civil War in World Clouds

English Civil War in World Clouds

This is a collection of different word clouds that cover the English Civil War, Charles I, Oliver Cromwell, Ireton, Fairfax and more. They can be used for display purposes and 'thinking' starters. They can also be used to create creative starters and worksheets. I will be doing this myself. Do search for more of my resources and visit my shop https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/teacherstevenson
teacherstevenson
Key Stage three History Assessment: Why did Parliament win the Civil War?

Key Stage three History Assessment: Why did Parliament win the Civil War?

For teachers delivering Key Stage three history. This is an assessment for the question 'Why did Parliament win the Civil War?' It uses a question stem from the new Edexcel GCSE 9-1 course to help prepare students. It also includes a help sheet for the students including structure and key words as well as a mark sheet for the teacher. This is in line with the old National Curriculum levels, but it is easily adaptable for individual needs for life after levels!
miriamtaylor
Christmas through the ages!

Christmas through the ages!

Time travel Britain! Students learn about Christmas during two different eras; the medieval period and Christmas during the rule of Oliver Cromwell. These two booklets include a range of activities (that need minimal teacher intervention) such as a time travel activity, source analysis, writing up a report about Christmas in the period of study (a differentiated version included with sentence stems and a version without literacy support is included), a stamp making activity, a word search and a quick recap at the end where students change their time travels views based on what they now know. Each book will take the students a 60 minute lesson to work through (so enough material for two lessons here). Enjoy a stress free end of term lesson :-). If you are new to TES you can open an account and get this resource for free with the code NOVEMBERNEWBIE (simply enter the code at checkout). Use code WOWVEMBER to get this resource for free for existing buyers
planmylesson