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Challenging Royal Authority

Challenging Royal Authority

This bundle contains two lessons on the American Civil War and five lessons on the English Civil War. Originally designed for the AQA GCSE Paper 2 (Thematic Studies, Power and the People, Challenging Royal Authority) however these resources could be used for any Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 lesson on both the American and English Civil War. Lessons include a range of differentiated activities (e.g. chat-show style activities, market place activities, drawing tasks, vanishing clozes, think-pair-share tasks, interpretation tasks, Venn Diagrams, mock trials, dictagloss etc.) as well as exam-style questions and mark schemes.
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The American Civil War - Lesson 1

The American Civil War - Lesson 1

This is the first lesson out of two on the American Civil War (although there are enough materials in this lesson alone to last at least two lessons). This lesson looks at the short-term and long-term causes of the American Civil War. Originally designed for the AQA GCSE Paper 2 (Thematic Studies, Power and the People, Challenging Royal Authority) however these resources could be used for any Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 lesson on the American Civil War. The lesson begins with a Dictagloss exercise followed by a differentiated marketplace activity which looks at the reasons for the Civil War: The English colonies in North America, taxes to the British army, feeling bossed around, Navigation Acts, No Taxation Without Representation, Boston Massacre of 1770, The Lexington Incident and the American Declaration of Independence. The lesson finishes with a GCSE exam-style question: “Compare the English and the American Revolutions. In what way were they similar?” The lesson outlines how to answer a similarity question such as this and what the markscheme is so pupils can peer assess each others answers.
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The  English Civil War

The English Civil War

There are five lessons in this Bundle on the English Civil War. Originally designed for the AQA GCSE Paper 2 (Thematic Studies, Power and the People, Challenging Royal Authority) however these resources could be used for any Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 lesson on the English Civil War. The lessons cover the causes of the English Civil War, the role of the New Model Army, the execution of Charles I and an interpretations lesson on Oliver Cromwell.
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The English Civil War Lesson 5 - Cromwell: Hero or Villain?

The English Civil War Lesson 5 - Cromwell: Hero or Villain?

This is the fifth lesson out of scheme of work on the English Civil War. Originally designed for the AQA GCSE Paper 2 (Thematic Studies, Power and the People, Challenging Royal Authority) however these resources could be used for any Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 lesson on the English Civil War. This lesson looks at what happened after Charles’ execution and whether Oliver Cromwell was the hero or the villain of the English Civil War. Pupils begin by drawing two differing interpretations of Cromwell (one more favourable than the other). Pupils discuss why there might be differing interpretations of Cromwell before analysing further interpretations on Cromwell and deciding if they portray Cromwell as a hero or a villain. Next, pupils look at changing perceptions of Cromwell over time and plot these onto a time graph (pupils look at changing interpretations of Cromwell both through the story of his head and historiography about Cromwell). Finally, pupils evaluate whether Cromwell was a hero or villain and write a speech either defending or attacking him using the interpretations they analysed either to come to a judgement.
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The English Civil War Lesson 4 - The execution of Charles I

The English Civil War Lesson 4 - The execution of Charles I

This is the fourth lesson out of scheme of work on the English Civil War. Originally designed for the AQA GCSE Paper 2 (Thematic Studies, Power and the People, Challenging Royal Authority) however these resources could be used for any Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 lesson on the English Civil War. This lesson begins with a drawing exercise on the execution of Charles I. Information is then provided on how Charles came to be executed, The Second Civil War, The Rump Parliament, the trial of Charles I, the execution and if Charles I was a danger to democracy. Next there is a differentiated mock-trial on Charles I (pupils are given different character cards depending on their ability). Finally, pupils discuss the long-term and short-term impacts of Charles I’s execution. Homework is provided on whether Charles should have been executed as well as a newspaper reporting activity on the execution.
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The English Civil War Lesson 3 - The Role of the New Model Army

The English Civil War Lesson 3 - The Role of the New Model Army

This is the third lesson out of scheme of work on the English Civil War. Originally designed for the AQA GCSE Paper 2 (Thematic Studies, Power and the People, Challenging Royal Authority) however these resources could be used for any Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 lesson on the English Civil War. This lesson begins with a vanishing cloze on the diggers. Next, there is an information sharing exercise (which is differentiated) and information slides on the New Model Army, the Battle of Naseby, the differences between the Cavaliers and the Roundheads; and how propaganda was used during the English Civil War. Finally, there is a spot-the-difference plenary task on the Cavaliers and the Roundheads.
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The English Civil War Lesson 2 - Causes of the Civil War

The English Civil War Lesson 2 - Causes of the Civil War

This is the second lesson out of scheme of work on the English Civil War. Originally designed for the AQA GCSE Paper 2 (Thematic Studies, Power and the People, Challenging Royal Authority) however these resources could be used for any Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 lesson on the English Civil War. This lesson starts by asking pupils to recall the definitions for key terms from lesson 1 (e.g. catechism, The Grand Remonstrance, Presbyterian etc). Next, pupils have to sort the long-term and short-term causes of the English Civil War into religious, political and economic reasons onto a Venn Diagram (there are differentiated resources for this). Finally, pupils have to answer the exam question: “Were religious factors the main cause of protest in Engaldn in the nineteenth century?” There is a mark scheme related to this question so pupils can peer mark each other’s questions.
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The English Civil War Lesson 1 - Causes of the English Civil War

The English Civil War Lesson 1 - Causes of the English Civil War

This is the first lesson out of scheme of work on the English Civil War. Originally designed for the AQA GCSE Paper 2 (Thematic Studies, Power and the People, Challenging Royal Authority) however these resources could be used for any Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 lesson on the English Civil War. This lesson teaches pupils the main long and short-term causes on the English Civil War through a treasure hunt task which is differentiated in two different ways. The lesson culminates in a memory task about parliament’s demands in 1640 and what the King agreed in 1641.
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Tudors - A-level Potential Questions Planned Out

Tudors - A-level Potential Questions Planned Out

Over 20 potential tudors paper question planned out with points, evidence, counter evidence and rebuttal highlighted for every question. Very detailed about 6000 words. Questions cover: Henry VII e.g How successfully did Henry VII deal with the domestic problems he faced? Wolsey e.g Assess the reasons for Wolsey’s Rise to power? Henry VIII e.g Henry’s foreign policy 1509-25 brought little benefit to England. How far do you agree?
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Anne of Cleves Tudors Bundle

Anne of Cleves Tudors Bundle

Bundle of a comprehension text about Anne of Cleves and Henry VIII; A letter comprehension from Henry VIII writing to Anne of Cleves to propose marriage and a third file of the reply letter from Anne of Cleves accepting the proposal. This last activity focuses on formal and informal language. Suitable for English lessons or Topic (History) lessons. Super Tudor resources.
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Comprehension of letter from Henry VIII to Anne of Cleves (Tudors)

Comprehension of letter from Henry VIII to Anne of Cleves (Tudors)

Comprehension activity to identify and discuss features of a letter. Includes an example text where Henry VIII writes to Anne of Cleves to 'ask' for her hand in marriage. Differentiated questions to suit 3 ability groups. Super Tudor Resource. PDF files and Word files included. Could lead to extended writing opportunity with children writing a reply.
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