Diamond 9: Short Term Causes of the English Civil War

This outstanding Diamond 9 lesson has been designed to help students assess the storm term causes of the English Civil War. It has been designed for high ability students, but it could be used to provide stretch and challenge for middle ability students. The aim of a diamond 9 activity is to help develop students higher order thinking skills. If you are looking for something for middle and lower ability students, we have have produced several different versions of this lesson 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 eighteen slide PowerPoint. The worksheet includes aims, instructions and nine diamond shaped cards which all include the short 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: The Causes of the English Civil War
Know: What problems faced Charles I in 1641 - 1642?
Understand: What were the short term causes of the English Civil War?
Evaluate: Which cause was the most important?

WILF – What Am I Looking For?
Identify & describe: What problems faced Charles I in 1641 - 1642?
Explain: What were the short term causes of the English civil War?
Analyse: Which cause was the most important?

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Created: Nov 24, 2019

Updated: Jan 24, 2020

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