AQA 8145 Elizabeth - 2020 Spanish Armada historic environment essay planning lesson (L7)

Lessons focused around the 2020 Historic Environment on the Spanish Armada.
The seventh lesson focuses on applying knowledge to a sample 16 mark essay question (based on the specimen paper Stamford Bridge question, as advised by AQA) : “Luck was the main reason for the outcome of sea battles like the Spanish Armada in this period”. How far does a study of the Spanish Armada support this statement? You should refer to the Spanish Armada and your contextual knowledge. (16 marks)
The lesson starts with pupils recapping all they can remember about the Armada. Pupils then use a variety of sources to explore the significance of the Armada both today and in the Elizabethan period. Pupils use the mark scheme to list ‘top tips’ for answering this 16 mark essay question, building on this by completing a PEE planning sheet, using the learning from previous lessons. Using their PEE sheet pupils complete the essay plan for the above question (can be done in class or at home), allowing them to practice answering it in timed conditions in the following lesson. The plenary is a model paragraph that can be printed out from the PPT and annotated in pairs focusing on the strengths.

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