Why was the Spanish Armada defeated in 1588?

These outstanding lessons have been designed and field tested by experienced history teachers who are at the cutting edge of the skills which underscore our subject.

The Spanish Armada is a topic which is all too often rushed and not given the attention that it deserves, yet it is every bit as important as the Battle of Britain or the Norman Conquest. If those brave Elizabethan seamen, backed up with cutting edge technology and skillful leadership based upon merit rather than NOability had not fought off the invading Spanish Armada, then our island history would have been very different. Then again, maybe fate stepped in to save the day as the inscription on the Armada medal, issued by Elizabeth I in 1588 Said: ‘God blew his wind, and they were scattered.’

All the resources in this bundle can be purchased separately. However, they are all aimed at different ability groups. The card sort on what happened is aimed at SEND students, whilst the card sort on why was the Spanish Armada defeated is aimed at middle to upper ability. The same is also true of the Source Analysis and the Market Place Activity. However, the Diamond 9 activity is designed to develop the higher order thinking skills of upper ability students. Occasionally, I will give students a choice as to whether they pick the card sort of the Diamond 9 activity.

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The aims and objectives of these resources are:

Theme: Elizabethan England
Know: What happened to the Spanish Armada in 1588?
Understand: Why was the Spanish Armada defeated in 1588?
Evaluate: What was the most important reason?
Skills: Source Analysis, Cause, Consequence, Significance & Collaboration

WILF – What Am I Looking For?
Identify & describe: What happened to the Spanish Armada in 1588?
Explain: Why was the Spanish Armada defeated in 1588?
Analyse: What was the most important reason?

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Created: Oct 29, 2019

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