Great Fire of London 1666 Part 1
  • This is a fun, entertaining as well as a challenging lesson, designed to question and evaluate the causes and consequences of the Great Fire of London in the summer of 1666.

  • The hook is Samuel Pepys; why did he bury his cheese and why did he bury it alongside items that were surely more valuable? The lesson comes complete with differentiated resources as students have to plot the causes and consequences of the fire on a visual display.

  • Notes have been put on each slide on how to deliver the activities and answers to some of the questions posed as well as suggested teaching strategies.

  • This lesson is active, exciting and engaging and would also suit a non specialist. It can also be delivered to Key stage 2 or 3 pupils.

  • Please note this lesson is part of a two lesson bundle on the Great Fire of London which can be found here:

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Created: Dec 6, 2017

Updated: Mar 5, 2019

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