Card Sort: Was Guy Fawkes innocent or guilty?

This card sort is designed to get students to sort through the evidence and key facts to help them decide whether Guy Fawkes was innocent or guilty.

The resource includes eight primary sources and seven information cards as well as two headings - innocent or guilty. Your higher ability students may wish to create a third interpretation which is Guy Fawkes wanted to kill the King but was setup.

This resource could be used as a mini plenary to help prepare your students for an essay on this topic. Why not check out some of my other resources on this topic, including my free writing frame.

Theme: What were the causes of the English Civil War?
Know: What happened during the Gunpowder Plot?
Understand: Why did the Catholics supposedly want to murder the King?
Evaluate: How far do the contemporary sources and research by historians prove that Guy Fawkes was innocent or guilty?

WILF - What Am I Looking For?
Identify & describe: What evidence and facts supports that Guy Fawkes was innocent or guilty?
Explain: How does the evidence support whether Guy Fawkes was innocent or guilty?
Analyse: Come to a judgement on how far Guy Fawkes was guilty?

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Created: Sep 20, 2016

Updated: Feb 18, 2019


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