The Gunpowder Plot

Celebrate Bonfire night with your students by digging into the history behind this wintery festival

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'Remember remember the fifth of November; gunpowder, treason and plot!' As November draws nearer, educate students on the causes and consequences that have led to the modern day celebration of bonfire night!

KS3

Students (and teaching staff alike) love a good consipracy theory. Delight your learners using one of these featured lessons below, exploring whether or not Guy Fawkes and his gang truly were treasonous conspiritors or religious scapegoats.

Gunpowder Plot
Dani0704

Gunpowder Plot

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This lesson is based on the Renaissance, Revolution and Reformation KS3 textbooks and the Historyonics documentary on the Gunpowder Plot (available on YouTube-please check it is still there before purchasing!) The lesson includes a range of activities involving source analysis and using this to fo...
The Gunpowder Plot
Phil @icHistory

The Gunpowder Plot

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The series of lessons include ... Key Vocab / literacy Religion sort Reasons for the plot / timeline summary Plot review activity

KS4

We have collected a selection of lessons and activites directed at KS4 students studying the Crime and Punishment unit for the new specification GCSE. Featured activities include source analysis, written essay practice and exam technique.

Guy Fawkes Two Lessons
Excalibur Education

Guy Fawkes Two Lessons

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Two lessons here, one focuses on source analysis surrounding the plot with a carousel activity and GCSE style question based on the new OCR spec. The second lesson investigates whether the plot was a government conspiracy with a card sort and a class debate at the end. lots of short chunked tasks.

Whole School

Bonfire night doesnt have to be exclusive to Humanities - incorproate the gunpowder plot into other areas of your school using some of these lesson and worksheet resources.

Guy Fawkes Nacht - Bonfire Night
rosered27

Guy Fawkes Nacht - Bonfire Night

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The activities on this worksheet allow pupils to learn topic related vocabulary. They complete a conversation between Guy Fawkes and one of his friends, practise perfect tense and write a short paragraph about Bonfire Night. Further studies into the topic are possible through cross-curricular links ...
Gunpowder Plot. What if? Numeracy Tasks
wodewee

Gunpowder Plot. What if? Numeracy Tasks

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What if the Gunpowder Plot had succeeded? Here's a fun activity linking History with some numeracy tasks. Pupils should be given a map of 1605 London (found on ppt) and work out the radius impact areas a successful explosion could have had. They also have to work out a possible escape route fo...
Guy Fawkes and bonfire night
rhawkes

Guy Fawkes and bonfire night

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Set of materials to use with KS2 or KS3 learners. One outcome would be work explaining the story of Guy Fawkes and how we celebrate 5 November to send to a partner school in Spain.
Bonfire Night / Guy Fawkes
Krazikas

Bonfire Night / Guy Fawkes

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This is a Bonfire Night / Guy Fawkes themed cryptogram. You may also be interested in: **[Bonfire Night Puzzle Pack - Set of 13 Differentiated Bonfire Themed Word Searches, Anagrams, Crosswords and Cryptograms](https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/bonfire-night-puzzle-pack-set-of-13differentiated-...