• Students have to completed a quartered placemat about what characteristics make a good monarch.
• Introduce the figure of Edward the Confessor. Explain to students that Edward had all the qualities of a good monarch, but that he also had a few major problems...
• Students are to learn about four problems England faced as a result of Edward: they will have to make notes on whiteboards, and then explain in their exercise books.
• Introduce the four claimants competing for the English throne.
• Students will have to learn about these claimants by completing a worksheet using information cards on their desk. They will be thinking about why each should (and should not) be King of England, and then rating them in terms of how good a choice they would be.
• Post-it note review whereby students write a brief explanation as to who they think would be the best choice as King of England. They stick these up on the board.
• Students can now pair up to debate who would be the best choice, using a speaking frame, and thus developing their arguement skills.
• Three worksheets for students to complete about the claimants to the throne. One for LA, MA and HA students, with the same outcome. Weaker students have keywords provided, more able students need to explain in further detail.
• Teacher circulation during worksheet activity to check understanding.
• Pick on pairs to perform their debate/discussion at end of lesson
A group/market place task where pupils have to give a "job interview" (of sorts) to the three main candidates to replace Edward the Confessor.
Elements of LNF evident.
Pupil then make a decision as to who was the best candidate. They show their knowledge and understanding via a PEEL writing tasks.
I used 2 lessons for this. They worked in groups of four with 2 people on the script, 1 on the poster and 1 on the leaflet.\nThe circle is for the second lesson where groups perform. Each person has a partner in another group to assess. As a class we decide what we need to assess and record 1 thing per segment. They colour in as much of the segment as they think e.g. if the segment is 'loud clear voice' and their person is loud and clear they should colour in the whole segment, if they are mumbling they would only colour in a little bit. I then got them to set targets for their peer.
It's always nice to give your students something Christmassy to work towards as it gets closer. I've updated this resource due to it's popularity. This 10 page booklet can be printed in colour or black and white. Students can work through the different activities suggested in one go or once a week. I've used these resources with different ages but it would work best for lower secondary or primary school. The resources tell the Christmas story, look into traditions today and explore how Christmas was celebrated in the Tudor and Medieval period. The additional Powerpoint may also be used for other activites. Comments are appreciated. Images acquired through a search engine filtered to "labelled for reuse".
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