28th October 2005 at 01:00

Write an imaginary letter from Robert Catesby to his proposed conspirators inviting them to the meeting in the Duck and Drake inn.

Outline your plan, describe the risks, but use your most persuasive arguments to get them to attend.


Complete a "similarities and differences" chart that compares the Gunpowder Plot to recent terrorist attacks on the West. Try to draw a clear conclusion.

Art and design

Design a poster inviting friends to a bonfire party. Include a list of safety rules for your guests. Produce invitations that include a menu of bonfire treats and describe the related activities that will take place. Use highlighting pens to produce colourful firework pictures.

Compare the effects on different backgrounds. Use the signature of Guy Fawkes as the basis of a repeating pattern Extend the patterns into the shapes produced by exploding fireworks.

Design Technology

Make your own miniature guy based on contemporary descriptions of Guy Fawkes. Use a range of textiles. Decide on some criteria (most historically accurate, most frightening, and so on, and hold a competition to decide which is the most effective.)

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