Richard III and Henry VII context, worksheets, test and activities.
I have created this resource with my year 9 students in mind however, it can easily be adapted for younger or older students.
In this pack you will find two profile worksheets. One is for Richard III and one is for Henry VII. I have started them off with one line explaining when each King reigned (hoping that they won't get muddled with research) and set a list of questions asking basic information that they will be able to find for homework. There is also an option to draw or stick a picture of each monarch onto the profile.
There is also a fact sheet I have created on Richard III's portrayal through history. I have explored how he has been presented as a villain and how the discovery of his body set a few theories out of the window etc. There are still some areas there that may spark interest and encourage a few discussion questions e.g. 'did he kill his heirs?' or 'was he really a hunchback?'. There is also information on Shakespeare's portrayal of Richard and information on the events at Bosworth field.
Following the fact sheet is a 20 mark quiz. I am using this as a class test to see if they have read the sheet and revised it. I am certain that it will help with their understanding of the play and who is who etc.
You will also find a page listing the Plantagenet dynasty (so they have some idea of how Richard's death was the end of an era) and an activity asking students to colour the roses in and show what they know about each symbol.
There is also a 'what do we remember' activity where students can answer some basic questions recounting their previous knowledge.
As I said you can edit it to suit you better. This is just an activity pack to get you going on your Shakespeare teaching of Richard III.
I hope that you find it useful.
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Created: Apr 18, 2016

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