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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
Was Elizabeth ready to be queen? An enquiry into Elizabeth's early life for GCSE Elizabethan England

Was Elizabeth ready to be queen? An enquiry into Elizabeth's early life for GCSE Elizabethan England

Aims: Identify key events in Elizabeth’s early life Investigate historical evidence Support a judgement about whether Elizabeth was ready to become Queen of England in 1558 1. Print images and information cards, and copies of slide 20 2. Match each written card with an image 3. Place the written cards in chronological order, so that they tell the story of Elizabeth’s early life; Slides 5-19 are matched correctly so students can check learning 4. Move the cards higher or lower, depending on how successful Elizabeth was at each point 5. Students create their own copy of the timeline, using no more than 15 words to summarise each card
davidwhineray
Spanish Armada Lessons

Spanish Armada Lessons

A double pack of lessons created for the Spanish Amada for KS3. Contains: 2 fully resourced lessons. One lesson analysing why the English won the conflict, while the second analyses subsequent interpretations of the Armada. A mixture of group and independent work. A suggestion of homework activity.
OMaddox
The causes of the Great Fire of London

The causes of the Great Fire of London

This is a fun and challenging lesson, designed to question and evaluate the causes and consequences of the Great Fire of London in the summer of 1666. The hook is Samuel Pepys; why did he bury his cheese and why did he bury it alongside items that were surely more valuable? The lesson comes complete with differentiated resources as students have to plot the causes and consequences of the fire on a visual display. Extensive notes have been put on each slide denoting how to deliver the activities and answers to some of the questions posed. This lesson is active, exciting and engaging and would also suit a non specialist.
Pilgrim17
Henry VIII Interpretations

Henry VIII Interpretations

This lesson is designed to help build students ability to make their own interpretations by using other people's understanding. A video I have produced on youtube sets out for the lesson for students whilst also giving historical knowledge. Source analysis is a key element to the lesson. The workbook is all inclusive of resources needed.
Griff-Griff
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
England on the verge of Reformation

England on the verge of Reformation

A collection of lessons and resources covering the state of the English Church on the eve of the Reformation in England, and the efforts of Henry VIII to annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon.
LittlePlatoons
Edexcel GCSE History - Crime and Punishment in Britain, c1000-Present (Complete Unit)

Edexcel GCSE History - Crime and Punishment in Britain, c1000-Present (Complete Unit)

Edexcel GCSE History, Crime and Punishment in Britain, c1000 to Present. Complete unit of lessons for each of four time periods. Topic 1: Crime and punishment in Medieval England, 1000-1500 Topic 2: Crime and punishment in early modern England, 1500-1700 Topic 3: Crime and punishment in eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain, 1700-1900 Topic 4: Crime and Punishment in modern Britain, 1900-Present
MrTHistory
Tudor Play-script Comprehension Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII

Tudor Play-script Comprehension Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII

A superb Tudor style play-script comprehension. Includes Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. The dialogue includes Henry VIII demanding a divorce. Good text to discuss the features of a play script. Differentiated questions to suit four ability groups. Text can lead to extended writing with children writing the next scene that could include Henry's second wife (Anne Boleyn). Both Word files and PDF versions included.
oldham30
I can write stage directions Tudor themed

I can write stage directions Tudor themed

Differentiated activity where children will select or choose appropriate stage directions to fit a Tudor themed play-script including Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. The short script covers Henry demanding a divorce from his first wife. The differentiated activity (to suit 3 ability groups) can lead to extended writing with the children continuing the play-script. Accompanying presentation included with embedded fonts. Stage direction word mat examples included and an example text with stage directions added in included as an example. All files formats are Word and duplicated as PDF files.
oldham30