Card Sort: Why did Henry VIII dissolve the monastaries?
This great little card sort gets students to sort through a variety of factors to explain why Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries.

The resource contains four heading cards: power, money, religion and no longer needed as well as twelve cards that they need to discuss and decide where they fit.

Once the card sort has been finished, your students could then have a go at answering the key question, using the headings as the opening points for their paragraphs and the examples that have sorted to support their arguments.

As with all my resources, it is provided in word so that you can edit it to suit your own resources and students.

Theme: Why did Henry VIII break with Rome?
Know: Why did Henry VIII dissolve the monasteries?
Understand: What role did money, power, religion and the fact that they were seen by some people as being no longer needed a factor in his decision?
Evaluate: What was the most important factor in his decision?

WILF - What Am I Looking For?
Identify and Describe: Why did Henry dissolve the monasteries?
Explain the importance of each factor?
Analyse: Which factor was the most important?

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Created: Sep 18, 2016

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