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Was Oliver Cromwell a hero or a villain?

Was Oliver Cromwell a hero or a villain?

A nice Year 8 lesson on whether or not Cromwell was a hero or villain. The students begin with a discussion about what his statue outside Parliament tells us about him as a man, and then progress to sorting out different reasons for each opinion through a card sort/categorisation activity, and then finish off with a mini team debate.
adharding91
Were the English right to execute their King in 1649?

Were the English right to execute their King in 1649?

A Yr8 Civil War lesson on whether or not Parliament were right to execute Charles I in 1649. This is at least two lessons’ worth of material: in the first lesson, students categorise justifications for and against executing Charles, and then evaluate and analyse the reasons behind the decision. The pupils then go on to create a newspaper article (“The Execution Special”) from either Parliament’s or the Royalists’ perspective about what happened, why and whether it’s good for England’s future.
adharding91
Edexcel GCSE Henry VIII unit 1

Edexcel GCSE Henry VIII unit 1

This is the updated resource based on the Edexcel Henry VIII unit. I no longer agree that these resources should be paid for and that we should share our work freely. Please feel free to download and leave a comment if you find this useful. In places I have used examples from the purple Edexcel Revision guide as handouts. This can be adapted to use the textbook.
Laura0111
Lucy Worsely - Six Wives - Supporting Worksheets

Lucy Worsely - Six Wives - Supporting Worksheets

Lucy Worsely - Six Wives - Supporting Worksheets for the BBC documentary: Ep1 - Divorced Ep2 - Beheaded, Died Ep3 - Divorced, Beheaded, Survived The worksheets are written in Publisher and formatted to A3 priniting. They can however, be edited, saved as PDF’s and printed in A4
awithey
Lucy Worsely - Six Wives - Ep.3 - Divorced, Beheaded, Survived - Supporting Worksheet

Lucy Worsely - Six Wives - Ep.3 - Divorced, Beheaded, Survived - Supporting Worksheet

Written as an enrichment/extension/flipped activity for the new 9-1 GCSE curriculum the content would also be appropriate at A Level. Historian Lucy Worsley time travels back to the Tudor Court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives. Combining drama based on eye witness accounts and historical sources with Lucy’s own contemporary comment, Lucy eavesdrops on the events and reports back to the audience. The worksheet is written in Publisher and formatted to A3. It however, can be amended and saved as a PDF file for A4 printing if required.
awithey
Lucy Worsely - Six Wives - Ep.2 - Beheaded, Died - Supporting Worksheet

Lucy Worsely - Six Wives - Ep.2 - Beheaded, Died - Supporting Worksheet

Written as an enrichment/extension/flipped activity for the new 9-1 GCSE curriculum the content would also be appropriate at A Level. Historian Lucy Worsley time travels back to the Tudor Court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives. Combining drama based on eye witness accounts and historical sources with Lucy’s own contemporary comment, Lucy eavesdrops on the events and reports back to the audience. The worksheet is written in Publisher and formatted to A3. It however, can be amended and saved as a PDF file for A4 printing if required.
awithey