Teaching the Tudors

Secondary history Tudor lessons, activities and worksheets for KS3, KS4 and KS5 students

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The Tudors Secondary History KS3 KS4 KS5

Teaching the Tudors to secondary history students doesn't have to be so terrible with this fantastic collection of resources for key stages 3, 4 and 5

The Tudor dynasty is one of the most renowned and exciting areas of British history to deliver to history students and certainly considered to be one of the most memorable. To help build upon students prior knowledge and prepare them for the Tudor additions to the GCSE and A level specifications, we have put together a collection of some of our most popular Tudor resources spanning the period for KS3, KS4 and KS5 students.

KS3 resources

KS3 History: The Rise and Fall of Lady Jane Grey Tudor
RAResources

KS3 History: The Rise and Fall of Lady Jane Grey Tudor

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This lesson helps students explain why Lady Jane Grey was chosen as Edward's successor and explain the role of Mary I in her final execution. The lesson includes a visual source based starter task, a recap missing words exercise, a differentiated storyboard task, a printable worksheet with question...
Henry VIII and his six wives
HistoricRoyalPalaces

Henry VIII and his six wives

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A colourful factsheet about the king, his six wives and their relationships. This illustrated one page summary - complete with cartoon portraits - gives the dates, order, fate and offspring of all of Henry VIII's wives.
Tudors: Why did Henry VIII break with Rome?
j_leemosley

Tudors: Why did Henry VIII break with Rome?

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A lesson that looks at the break from Rome and get students to investigate why did Henry break from Rome. Students practice PEE paragraphs and using evidence to back up arguments. There are challenge tasks to stretch top end and sentence starters to scaffold.
Elizabeth I Portrait lesson
mrshopehistory

Elizabeth I Portrait lesson

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This lesson looks at who Elizabeth I was and the ways in which she wanted herself to be viewed by her public. Students get to decode hidden messages in Elizabethan portraits. As always the lesson is presented in an excellent way and designed for maximum student engagement.
Henry VIII - Escape Room
H Louise

Henry VIII - Escape Room

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**Great escape room for teaching about Henry VIII!** Included in this escape room are a variety of resources focusing on the Tudors and Henry VIII. Each activity included in this bundle aims to build upon students understanding of Henry VIII and his six wives. Some examples of topics included are; ...
Life in Tudor England
Rossrondel1

Life in Tudor England

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PP and resources for an introduction to life in Tudor England, looking at the different groups of people in society.

KS4 resources

Elizabethan England- Revision
ChelseaBear1

Elizabethan England- Revision

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Here you will find a revision booklet for Edexcel's Early Elizabethan England (1-9) Key Question 1. I have summarised the first key question into smaller sections and created an activities booklet which can be used alongside to prompt pupils to test their knowledge of the topic.
Elizabethan England Revision Flashcards
PilgrimHistory

Elizabethan England Revision Flashcards

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AQA GCSE 9-1 Elizabethan England, 1568-1603. I have produced these flashcards in another bid to get my Year 11 s revising and focusing on the forthcoming mocks and GCSE exam. I use these 84 flashcards in revision sessions and intervention after school. They have proved a great success and it al...
Elizabethan England: Emoji Revision
j_leemosley

Elizabethan England: Emoji Revision

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Created for a revision task where students roll dice to decide upon an emoji and must then link it in someway to something we have learnt about the topic e.g Ship = Spanish Armada or baby = succession crisis . It worked well with by lower ability students having something to visualize we then began ...
Henry VIII and His Ministers Revision Timeline
DanielWillcocks

Henry VIII and His Ministers Revision Timeline

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A timeline relevant to the Henry VIII and His Ministers GCSE History unit. Students have to make short notes on each event-two key features and three reasons why each event is important-relevant to the 12 mark question. There are also some events which students have to plan essay answers to and try ...
Elizabeth I 1568 1603 Tudors AQA revision guide
James Whittle

Elizabeth I 1568 1603 Tudors AQA revision guide

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This is an excellent revision guide that covers the whole AQA Elizabeth I course. The revision guide covers all aspects of the course and is best suited as a piece of homework. However, it can function as a workbook that works alongside the lessons. With 33 pages it covers content, exam questions an...

KS5 resources

The fall of Wolsey- AQA Tudors A Level
a_skinner

The fall of Wolsey- AQA Tudors A Level

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A lesson looking at Henry VIII's annulment, why he wanted it, the events and Catherine's response and the reasons for Wolsey's fall including his failure to get the annulment, the amicable grant, political enemies and opposition to his foreign policy and isolation from the King. Follows the AQA Tudo...
Mary Tudor Unit of Work
IQResources

Mary Tudor Unit of Work

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This unit gives hours of lessons including activities, questions and discussion points about the reign of Mary Tudor. The unit is primarily aimed at the theme of a Mid Tudor Crisis but can easily be used for most Tudor examinations. The corresponding PowerPoint is available in the Premium ...
A LEVEL MID TUDOR CRISIS LESSON 10.   WYATT'S REBELLION
veronicajanewood

A LEVEL MID TUDOR CRISIS LESSON 10. WYATT'S REBELLION

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This lesson is suitable for any A Level Tudor unit of work. It uses both contemporary sources and interpretations, and is therefore suitable for all boards and all units. It fully resourced, and can be used with any examination board approved text book. It contains a range of varied activities and c...
Edexcel A Level History: COMPLETE TUDORS ESSAY PLANS
Ellie Shardlow

Edexcel A Level History: COMPLETE TUDORS ESSAY PLANS

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I achieved A star in my Tudors paper, and overall for my history grade.... This is a document of all of my essay plans for ALL Tudor topics. Some plans are more basic than others e.g. just paragraph focuses in a specific order. Others are very detailed plans/ basically essays. There are no plans for...
Henry VIII'S Domestic Policy 1509-1529- AQA Tudors A Level
a_skinner

Henry VIII'S Domestic Policy 1509-1529- AQA Tudors A Level

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A lesson looking at Henry VIII'S Domestic Policy 1509-1529 following the AQA Tudors specification. The lesson looks at legal reform, tax reform, the amicable grant, JPs, Parliament, action against profiteering,the Church and the eltham ordinances. Lesson includes a recap starter and teacher expositi...
TUDORS THEME 1 CENTRAL GOV. (Edexcel History A Level)
Ellie Shardlow

TUDORS THEME 1 CENTRAL GOV. (Edexcel History A Level)

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I achieved an A* in Edexcel A Level History - here are all of the revision sheets I used for Tudors Theme 1: Central Government. Included are clear and condensed revision notes (including facts and figures) for monarchy nobility and gentry, council, secretary, LLs, church and state, changes in parli...