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What caused the English Civil War?

What caused the English Civil War?

A really interactive Year 8 lesson on the causes of the English Civil War. Students work in groups of four and make a number or decisions based on Charles’s reign as King and see whether or not they would make the same mistakes as him in the build up to the Civil War. Whiteboards are essential! This is easily two lessons’ worth: one entire lesson for discussion, the second to finish it off and construct a timeline of events.
adharding91
Events of the English Civil War Living Graph

Events of the English Civil War Living Graph

In this activity, students have to evaluate the impact of certain events during the English Civil War on the two sides. Beginning with the Roundheads they must decide how much each event impacted their fortune in war. Print the graph on A3 size paper and cut out the events cards with one set per pair. Once the students have done that for the Roundheads they must move the cards around the graph to show how the same events impacted the Cavaliers. As an extension I ask my students to think outside the box. For example how would these events impact on a peasant woman that worked for a Monarchist? The aim to get our young people thinking about the effect the same events can happen on different people depending on their background and personal experience. It can also be used to discuss ‘key turning point’ and ‘to what extent…’ questions Then I ask them to write up their findings in an extended answer using the P.E.E.L. structure.
PerfidiaBlackheart
Did Charles I deserve to be executed?

Did Charles I deserve to be executed?

Suitable for 11-14s. Whole lesson plus differentiated resources asking did Charles I deserve to be executed? Students look at a range of evidence to come to a judgement. Also look at the consequences and aftermath of his death.
katylou1
Why did the Civil War start? Charles I

Why did the Civil War start? Charles I

Suitable for 11-14s, whole lesson plus resources on why did the Civil War start. Tasks are differentiated, worksheets included. Lesson looks at the main causes of the civil war, and asks students to consider what was the most important cause of the civil war.
katylou1
2 lessons: What were the Long and Short Term Causes of the English Revolution/ English Civil War?

2 lessons: What were the Long and Short Term Causes of the English Revolution/ English Civil War?

Designed with the new 9-1 AQA History GCSE Spec in mind. 2 lessons covering in detail: The long term causes of the English Revolution/Civil War + associated worksheets & links to helpful videos. The short term causes of the English Revolution/Civil War + associated worksheets Each lesson includes a starter, plenary and progress check and are very easy for teachers and students to follow. They are designed to squeeze what is a large breadth of content into 2 simple lessons. Students will leave the lesson secure in the chronology of the events leading up to the English Revolution/Civil War and details of events + their significance in the process. A practice exam question with help on how to structure it is also included.
robertsad
The search for settlement 1646-1649

The search for settlement 1646-1649

A lesson and accompanying worksheets aimed at A-Level students completing their NEA. The primary sources are used to consider whether Charles I ever had a realistic chance of settling with Parliament prior to 1649.
tfinch2
KS2 Tudors and Stuarts Knowledge Organiser!

KS2 Tudors and Stuarts Knowledge Organiser!

This clear, detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for KS2 students learning or revising knowledge relating to the Tudors and Stuarts. It contains comprehensive sections on: - Tudor and Stuart Monarchs - date of reign, biography, spouse info, and key facts; - Major Events and Key Information; - Everyday Life in the Period; - Timeline of Major Events; Key words and ideas are underlined for easy reference. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Tudors and Stuarts Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

Tudors and Stuarts Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising knowledge relating to the Tudors and Stuarts (1485-1714). It contains comprehensive sections on: - Tudor and Stuart Monarchs - date of reign, biography, spouse info, and key facts; - Major Events and Key Information; - Everyday Life in the Period; - Timeline of Major Events; Key words and ideas are underlined for easy reference. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru