Great Fire of London Bundle
  • The aims of this bundle are to know and understand how peoples’ lives were changed by the Great Fire of London. They will understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, context and chronology, cause and consequence (both short and long term) and the role of the individual and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own written narratives of these times.

  • This bundle splits the topic into two lessons. The first looks at the causes and consequences of the Great Fire and how it was so easy for the fire to spread. Students analyse who was to blame and how London changed as a result. The second lesson hypothesises if London was indeed lucky to have had the fire in the first place. How can positive lessons be drawn from it?

  • The lessons are thus broken down into:

  • L1 The causes and consequences of the Great Fire of London in 1666

  • L2 Was London lucky to have a Great Fire?

  • The lessons are suitable to be delivered to both Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils.

  • The resources come in PDF and Powerpoint formats if there is a wish to adapt and change. I have also included suggested teaching strategies and differentiated resources to deliver the lessons.

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Created: Oct 7, 2018

Updated: Mar 5, 2019

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