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Reading-The Colonies- Read and Write The Room- Grades 3-6

Reading-The Colonies- Read and Write The Room- Grades 3-6

This product offers an excellent way to give your students practice in reading for information. You place the 16 fact cards around the room and your students hunt, read, write, and learn about the original 13 colonies. I've included a document based activity. This product can be used in a number of ways including for early finishers or students you feel need a challenge. Included: 16 Fact Cards Document based activity Student worksheets Answer key Aligned with CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1-6.1
mccormick33
The Spanish Armada

The Spanish Armada

An information powerpoint that explains the reasons for the Armada and its outcomes, There are two clips - a Horrible Histories and the Dan Snow Armada attached. There are also recap questions which are good for a less able class/set.
newjobjane
14) Walter Raleigh and the colonisation of Virginia - GCSE Edexcel Early Elizabethan England

14) Walter Raleigh and the colonisation of Virginia - GCSE Edexcel Early Elizabethan England

Fully differentiated lesson on the GCSE Edexcel Elizabethan England module. Contains: Differentiated card sets on Raleigh's exploration Topic summary sheets Introduction: What do you think you'd need to colonise a country? What problems might you face? Recap who was Walter Raleigh and how did he raise the money he needed? Card sort on Raleigh's preparation Using the textbook, make notes on the four main areas why the colonisation failed What were the consequences? Roanarke expedition Plenary: How far do you agree with the statement?
BenPhilcox
13) Elizabethan Exploration and Drake - GCSE Edexcel Early Elizabethan England

13) Elizabethan Exploration and Drake - GCSE Edexcel Early Elizabethan England

Fully differentiated lesson on the GCSE Edexcel Elizabethan England module. Contains: Drake information sheet Drake sheet to complete Topic summary sheet Introduction: Can you link any of the pictures together? Main: Spider diagram for why exploration was becoming more popular Add in answers on the board to your spider diagrams Who was Francis Drake? Use the information sheets to complete your A3 sheets on Drake's exploration Progress check Plenary: Tweet It!
BenPhilcox
12) Attitudes to the poor in Elizabethan England- GCSE Edexcel Early Elizabethan England

12) Attitudes to the poor in Elizabethan England- GCSE Edexcel Early Elizabethan England

Fully differentiated lesson on the GCSE Edexcel Elizabethan England module. Contains: Topic summary sheet Government laws information sheet Causes for poverty information sheets Introduction: Stick man activity Main: Add key definitions to book Class activity on who were the poor in Elizabethan England Use differentiated resources to research four main causes of poverty Progress check - exam question Explain key features of acts put in place to deal with the issue of poverty True or false based on summary sheet
BenPhilcox
11) Leisure in the Elizabethan era - GCSE Edexcel Early Elizabethan England

11) Leisure in the Elizabethan era - GCSE Edexcel Early Elizabethan England

Fully differentiated lesson on the GCSE Edexcel Elizabethan England module. Contains: Introduction: How many differences can you think of between the rich and the poor Main: What different activities do you think different social groups may have done? Sport or pastime activity Research leisure activities in the Elizabethan era, recording the information in a table Progress check: How varied were the activities for the different social groups? Debate tennis Plenary: Complete the gaps in the summary sheets using the words on the board
BenPhilcox
10) Education in the Elizabethan Era - GCSE Edexcel Early Elizabethan England

10) Education in the Elizabethan Era - GCSE Edexcel Early Elizabethan England

Fully differentiated lesson on the GCSE Edexcel Elizabethan England module. Contains: Differentiated sources on Elizabethan England Introduction: Source inference activity Main: Explain what an Elizabethan timetable at school was like Research what education was like in Elizabethan schools, using differentiated sets of sources. Reflect on did everything change Plenary: How far do you agree with the statement "Did everything change for education"?
BenPhilcox
9) Why was the Spanish Armada defeated - GCSE Edexcel Early Elizabethan England

9) Why was the Spanish Armada defeated - GCSE Edexcel Early Elizabethan England

Fully differentiated lesson on the GCSE Edexcel Elizabethan England module. Contains: Differentiated resources on the reasons why the Armada failed Summary sheet for topic Introduction: Source inference from a picture Main: Order the events of the Armada Research why the Armada failed. Use differentiated resources according to GCSE target grades (or as you feel appropriate) Source analysis activity What was the significance of the Armada? Plenary: Draw a cartoon to illustrate what you learnt today
BenPhilcox
8) Declining relations with Spain - GCSE Edexcel Early Elizabethan England

8) Declining relations with Spain - GCSE Edexcel Early Elizabethan England

Fully differentiated lesson on the GCSE Edexcel Elizabethan England module. Contains: Differentiated card sort on the Anglo-Spanish relationship Lesson 8 summary cards Graph to show declining relations Introduction: Why would there be tensions between King Phillip of Spain and Queen Elizabeth II Main: Explain Elizabeth's foreign policy Card sort on declining Anglo-Spanish relations and prioritise key features Plot the cards onto a graph and identify turning points PEA paragraph to justify the main reason England and Spain went to war Plenary: True or false based on summary cards
BenPhilcox
7) The Ridolfi, Throckmorton and Babington plots - GCSE Edexcel Early Elizabethan England

7) The Ridolfi, Throckmorton and Babington plots - GCSE Edexcel Early Elizabethan England

Fully differentiated lesson on the GCSE Edexcel Elizabethan England module. Contains: Fully differentiated resources on each of the three plots against Elizabeth. Introduction: Can you guess what all of the following had in common? Main: Complete research on each of the three main plots against Elizabeth. Progress check - Various questions on the plots to check understanding. Evaluation - Judge how much of a threat each of the plots was to Elizabeth Explain why Mary was executed Plenary: Can you complete the summary sheet using the key words on the board.
BenPhilcox