Ms Hughes Teaches
Ms Hughes Teaches
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History resources to engage and educate.

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“Remember, Remember The 5th of November. Gunpowder, Treason and Plot?”

Get your students thinking like historians and evaluating evidence.

In this lesson students have to infer and reach a reasoned judgment based on the evidence at hand. This includes primary sources and secondary reports.

The class works in pairs to decide whether Guy Fawkes and his fellow accused were guilty of attempted mass murder or if they were framed by the government at the time was an excuse to crack down on Catholicism in Britain.

The evidence is not given to them all at once, instead the teacher drip feeds it throughout the lesson. This is in a bid to challenge preconceived ideas and see if pupils will change their minds when faced with new data or sources.

They begin with a clip telling the traditional story of events from Horrible Histories.

Then in 3 minute intervals more evidence is presented either not the whiteboard or on a sheet of clues.

The last task is to write an extended piece (like a DBQ) explaining whether or not they believe the men were framed, innocent or (most may say) entrapped.

The lesson fits with the common core requirement for students to analyse, evaluate and consider causation and consequence. It is designed for the UK National Curriculum and I have kept in the level descriptors as these may help you with grading your students as they are skill descriptors: ie: identify, then describe then explain then evaluate at the top end of ability. But if not they can be easily deleted from the slides.

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My classes have had great fun with this lesson. It can stand alone or be used a a project, for example on The Stuarts.


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