Card Sort: Why did Henry VIII break with Rome?
This card sort look at the key reasons why Henry VIII broke with Rome and includes both a card sort and a thinking skills review triangle activity to help students decide which was the most important factor.

The first resource entitled Card Sort - Henry VIII''s problems includes four headings under which the students can sort the rest of the cards. These are power, religion, money and personal. The rest of the resource then includes 14 cards which can be matched to the headings.

Once the cards have been sorted, the students should then be able to move onto the review triangle activity. This is best done in pairs or groups, with one person from each group feeding back their results onto the IWB and explaining their choice.

The results from the review triangle and the card sort can then be used, along with any of your other classroom resources, as a basis for students writing an essay or extended piece of writing on this topic.

The aims and objectives are as follows:

Theme: Why did Henry Break with Rome?
Know: What were the key reasons for his decision?
Understand: What roles did power, religion, money and personal problems play in his decision?
Evaluate: Which was the most important factor?

WILF - What Am I Looking For?
Identify and describe: what were the main reasons' for Henry's decision to break with Rome?
Explain: What roles did religion, money, power and personal issues play in his decision?
Analyse: Which was the most important factor?

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Created: Sep 18, 2016

Updated: Feb 18, 2019


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