This fun and engaging lesson has been written by experienced teachers to help students understand the short term causes of the English Civil War. The lesson picks up from the end of Charles I’s personal rule and examines in depth the problems that he faced from 1640 - 1642.
This lesson has been designed for the full ability range. Where appropriate, key slides have been differentiated for core and foundation students. When you purchase this resource, you will be able to download a eighteen slide Microsoft PowerPoint which includes aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, tasks, activities, starters, plenaries, information slides, links to video clips and templates to help students summarise their learning.
Once students have worked their way through the starter exercises, they are presented with a number of problems that faced Charles I from 1640 - 1642. These include religious, financial, the growth of Parliament and his beliefs in the divine rights. Once students have reviewed Charles I’s problems using either the core or foundation slide, they then complete one of several different tasks that you can choose from to help them categorised and prioritised them.
Moving on swiftly, the next part of the lesson looks at a series of extracts which help to set into context Charles I’s decision to storm into Parliament and arrest Pym and his supporters. This followed up by an activity making notes from the film Cromwell describing what happened next. The lesson then finishes off by students evaluating how Charles responded to events in Londonwhy Charles I declared war both the long and short term causes r and deciding who was to blame who was to blame
Please see the detailed preview for further information, but I have included everything that you would need to produce a fun and engaging lesson
The aims and objectives of this lesson are:
Theme: The Short Term Causes of the English Civil War
Know: What problems faced Charles I in 1641 - 1642?
Understand: Why did Charles I storm into Parliament in 1641?
Evaluate: Why did Charles I declare war on Parliament in 1642?
WILF – What Am I Looking For?
Identify & describe: What problems faced Charles I in 1641 - 1642?
Explain: Why did Charles I storm into Parliament in 1642?
Analyse: Why did Charles I declare war on Parliament?
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