The resource includes two heading cards which state: 'Positive / Good Changes' and 'Negative / Bad Changes' and an additional twelve information cards on the impact of the Great Fire of London. Students are instructed to cut out the statements and sort them under the two headings. This task is suitable for a change of abilities and shouldn't take more than 10 to 15 minutes for a class to cut, organise and self / peer assess.
I've included an extension task, which could also be set as a homework: Sometimes, positive or good changes can come out of terrible disasters. In 1665, the Great Plague killed 80,0000 people. Write a paragraph explaining whether or not the Great Fire of London in 1666, did more good than bad?
The Aims and Objectives are:
Theme: Making the United Kingdom
Know: What changes happened as a result of the Great Fire of London in 1666?
Understand: Which changes were positive / negative?
Evaluate: How far was the Great Fire of London a disaster in the long term?
WILF: What Am I Looking For?
Identify and describe: What changes happened as a result of the fire?
Explain: Which changes were good / bad?
Analyse: How far did the Great Fire of London do more good than bad?
Have fun with your students!