This lesson links to my previous one on the causes and consequences of the Great Fire. This time, students have to decide how lucky London was to have the fire in the first place. They are introduced to conflicting arguments before they are given a plethora of evidence from which they will be able decide and make judgements on how to break the news to the current Mayor of London. They are subsequently given argument words to help them construct a persuasive letter. For extra challenge students have to decide if London was lucky or not in the short and long term and break down the evidence into political, social, economic or religious reasons
This is a fun, entertaining as well as a challenging lesson and would also suit a non specialist. Furthermore it can be delivered for either Key stages 2 or 3.
PLease note this is part of a two lesson bundle on the Great Fire of London which can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-great-fire-of-london-in-1666-bundle-11993401
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