Witchcraft in 16th and 17th Century Britain
This worksheet is a tried and tested resource, which has always been very popular with my students. It explores why people believed in witches in Britain, why their were witch hunts in the 16th and 17th Centuries and finally how fair were witch trials?

This worksheet would work well alongside the Boardworks PowerPoint on Witchcraft, which I wrote and designed with this resource in mind. I would also recommend using the Blackadder clips on Edmund's witch trial alongside the tasks and activities.

There are a variety of tasks and activities including questions, discussion points, source evaluation, interpretations, thinking skills and of course a fun homework.

This is a must have resource for any history teacher. I've also included my smart notes with lesson objectives as extra to sweeten the deal. If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow 'The History Academy' on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want.

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Created: Jun 2, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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