This outstanding Diamond 9 lesson has been designed to help students assess the long term causes of the English Civil War. It has been mainly designed for high ability students, but it could be used to provide stretch and challenge for middle ability students. The key aim of a diamond 9 activity is to help develop students higher order thinking skills. If you are looking for something for lower and middle ability students then we have produced several different versions of this resource including a Card Sort, Market Place Activity, which can be purchased separately or in a very cost effective bundle which will allow you to differentiate across your low, middle and higher ability groups.
When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a single page Word document and a separate twenty slide PowerPoint. The worksheet includes aims, instructions and nine diamond shaped cards which all include the long term causes of the English Civil War. The PowerPoint includes, aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, starters, plenaries, information slides, historical sources, writing frames, templates, tasks and activities to help support the lesson. Please see the detailed preview for more information:
The aims and objectives for this lesson are:
Theme: Causes of the English Civil War
Know: What were the long term causes of the English Civil War?
Understand: What role did politics, religion and economics play in causing the Civil War?
Evaluate: Which factor was the most important?
Skills: Cause, Consequence, Change & Continuity.
WILF - What Am I Looking For?
Identify and describe: What were the long term causes of the English Civil War?
Explain: What role did politics, religion and economics play I causing the Civil War?
Analyse: Which factor was the most important?
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