This 60-minute A-Level lesson investigates the reasons why Peel repealed the Corn Laws. There is a presentation and accompanying Source Worksheet and Sources Table. The lessons starts with a recap of Peel and the Conservative Party + brief look at key historian’s view of why Peel won the election of 1841. Why did Peel repeal the Corn Laws? Students use the Sources Worksheet to complete a table (also provided). There is an exam question planning task where they use sources and plan an answer. An example is modelled which shows how to identify, then use specific knowledge and how to corroborate or refute the argument. There is a further opportunity to model using the examples in the lesson. This part of the presentation can also be set as homework.
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