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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
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
Complete Tudor News Reports  Year 3/ 4

Complete Tudor News Reports Year 3/ 4

A complete unit of work (8 days) for newspaper reports linked to the Tudors. Presentations and resources included. Aimed at year 3 or 4, fully differentiated 2 or 3 ways in each lesson. All images from PIXABAY or authors own.
Raphella
What problems faced Henry VIII in 1525?

What problems faced Henry VIII in 1525?

These outstanding resources have been designed to help students studying the problems facing Henry VIII in 1525? Each resource can be used independently or in conjunction with each other as differentiation. When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a worksheet, PowerPoint and a card sort. The PowerPoint includes the aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, starters, plenaries, consolidation exercises, information slides and links to video clips. The PowerPoint also includes a beautifully presented diagram summarising Henry VIII’s problems which can be easily printed off and used with students as a classification exercise. I have also included various other alternative activities, depending upon your photocopying budget including a speech and thinking skills review exercise to help students decide which problems were the most important. Alternatively, you could have a go at the card sort exercise which includes four of Henry VIII’s main problems and a series of information cards that can be matched. Everything has been carefully differentiated and can be easily adapted for the full range of ability. This is one of my favourite lessons and there is enough to last a class 2/3 lessons can be used to make you sparkle and shine for Ofsted or an observation lesson. The aims and objectives of this lesson are: Theme: Why did Henry VIII break from Rome? Know: What problems faced Henry VIII in 1525? Understand: Which problems were connected to money, religion, power and a legitimate heir? Evaluate: Why did Henry VIII decide to break with Rome? Skills: Source Analysis, Cause, Consequence & Collaboration WILF – What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: The problems facing Henry VIII in 1527? Explain: Which problems were linked to money, religion, power and Henry’s need for a legitimate heir? Analyse: Why Did Henry VIII break with Rome? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop, where many have been bundled together to provide you with further savings. You can also follow ‘The History Academy’ on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy
Roy_Huggins
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
How to answer a 16 mark question on the Historic specified site.

How to answer a 16 mark question on the Historic specified site.

AQA GCSE History 8145- Hardwick Hall, Elizabethan England 1568-1603. This lesson walks the pupils through successful features of what a 16 mark question should display. The lesson begins with the question being discussed in pairs and being discussed with the class as a whole. Students complete their answer in the uniquely designed booklet.
Mrs_Sc
Can Hardwick Hall be considered the height of fashion in the Elizabethan Period?

Can Hardwick Hall be considered the height of fashion in the Elizabethan Period?

AQA GCSE History specified site, Hardwick Hall- Elizabethan England, 1568-1603. This lesson investigates as to whether Hardwick Hall could be considered the height of fashion during the Elizabethan period. Pupils are provided with numerous statements and have to decide what it tells them about Hardwick Hall. Students complete their findings in the uniquely designed student booklet.
Mrs_Sc