This KS3 lesson should take at least two hours to complete. The Power Point leads the students through all activities with accompanying resources.
Aims and Objectives:
- To know the main events leading up to Becket’s murder.
- To have ideas about who was to blame and why?
LESSON 1: Activities include a recap on the feudal system and a discussion on how the role of the Church could cause problems for the king. A whole class reading of the story with initial thoughts on blame. An analysis of Edward Grim’s first-hand account and source bias. A storyboard homework to consolidate the key events.
LESSON 2: A starter which recaps the main events through matching pictures to sentences. A card sort where students group information into evidence that either Henry, Becket or the knights were to blame. A final write up with writing frame provided where students explain how each person/group might be to blame before reaching a conclusion.