Henry VIII's 'Great Matter.' The background.

Henry VIII's 'Great Matter.' The background.

A full lesson with powerpoint describing the background to the marriage of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. It covers Catherine's marriage to Arthur and Henry, her failure to produce a living heir, and finishes with Henry's decision to attempt to have their marriage annulled. There are a starter and a plenary, discussion points, and suggested whole class discussion. Two sheets providing Henry's family tree are provided for one of the discussion points. The powerpoint is editable, allowing you to adapt it for the needs of your class/topic.
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Henry VIII's Family Tree

Henry VIII's Family Tree

For those confused by the ancestry of Henry VIII. This resource consists of the two branches of Henry VIII's ancestry. One sheet shows his mother's side, the other his father's. They are designed to show where domestic threats to Henry's throne may have come from. For this reason this family tree eliminates members of the family who do not demonstrate rival claimants to the throne in England. Relatives who married Scottish monarchs, or who had little claim to the throne, are not shown. This resource should help your pupils to clarify domestic rivals for Henry's throne.
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The role of the English Church on the eve of the Reformation Part Two

The role of the English Church on the eve of the Reformation Part Two

The second lesson describing the role of the English Church in society on the eve of the Reformation. It covers the different organs of government and Church during the reign of Henry VIII. The editable PowerPoint includes a starter, taught lesson, and plenary. There are extra sheets for the starter. Independent work is described on the slides, and includes role playing a whole class trial for non church attendance! The slideshow is very detailed, to allow for adaption by the teacher to make it appropriate for their own class.
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Two Queens Lesson Three: The Spanish Armada

Two Queens Lesson Three: The Spanish Armada

A lesson on the Spanish Armada. Part of the Two Queens series, the lesson can be taught as a continuation from the previous two lessons, or as a stand alone lesson. The lesson consists of an editable PowerPoint with starter, main lesson, and plenary. The main lesson will take the students through the events of the Armada. The proposed independent work, explained on a slide, is for the students to write their own speech thanking the English sailors for their effort in defeating the Armada.
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Richard Hunne

Richard Hunne

An editable PowerPoint on the case of Richard Hunne. The presentation works through all the key events of the case, and can be handed out as notes if so desired.
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Two Queens: Lesson Two, Exploration in the Elizabethan and Victorian era

Two Queens: Lesson Two, Exploration in the Elizabethan and Victorian era

What were the differences and similarities in exploration in the Elizabethan and Victorian era? An editable PowerPoint, it can be used as a stand alone lesson or as the second in five lessons on the 'Two Queens' Elizabeth I and Victoria. Three Elizabethan and three Victorian explorers are covered. The independent work set is to research one of these explorers more fully, and produce a fact file.
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The influence of printing on the English Reformation

The influence of printing on the English Reformation

An editable PowerPoint with a proposed independent activity on the final slide. The slides take the pupils through the early years of printing, and cover the authors and material read in the early years of the Reformation in England. The proposed activity is to research and create a pamphlet arguing for or against Martin Luther's doctrine of Salvation by Faith Alone.
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The role the English Church on the eve of the Reformation Part One

The role the English Church on the eve of the Reformation Part One

A lesson on the accession of Henry VII to the throne of England, and the role of the Church in society. In this lesson students will be introduced to the end of the Wars of the Roses, Henry Tudor's coronation, and the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in England on the eve of the Reformation. The resource consists of a lesson plan, an editable PowerPoint and editable worksheets.
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BioPics: Henry VIII and his Six Wives

BioPics: Henry VIII and his Six Wives

A quick starter. Henry VIII and his Six Wives. Seven cards have a picture, seven have a short fact file. The students do their best to connect the picture with the fact file. Aims to encourage visual association and memory of key points about the seven historical figures in a fun manner.
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Simony, Absenteeism, and Nepotism

Simony, Absenteeism, and Nepotism

A short editable PowerPoint with a concise description of Simony, Absenteeism and Nepotism in the 16th century Church. Handy for a brief introduction on an interactive whiteboard, and as handouts for the students. Also comes with a short editable cut and paste activity, to link the correct description with the correct abuse.
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BioPics: Famous Scientists

BioPics: Famous Scientists

A collection of pictures and brief biographies of famous scientists. There is one picture and one description of the achievements of each scientist. They can be used as a starter or fun extension activity, with the students matching the picture with the scientist. The BioPics test student's general knowledge of the scientists, and help to establish visual memory. The scientists included are: Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Galileo Galilei, Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, Michael Faraday, Nicolaus Copernicus, Alexander Graham Bell, and Gregor Mendel. Part of the Little Platoons BioPics series.
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Great Fire of London Chronology

Great Fire of London Chronology

Take your students through the timeline of the Great Fire of London. This lesson includes an editable PowerPoint and differentiated worksheets, a starter and lesson plan. It is a visual lesson, suitable for both Gifted and Talented and SEN. Excellent for firmly grounding the events of the Great Fire of London in your student's imagination!
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Great Fire of London Comic

Great Fire of London Comic

This resource is designed as a fun tool to help visual learners or those less keen on reading. It is a 17 page factual comic telling the story of the Great Fire of London in a colourful manner, making use of contemporary images. This comic can be read on electronic devices, or printed onto paper and stapled together to make a 'hard' copy. Example uses: - In lessons as a model for children, before they create their own comics. - Read independently alongside taught lessons on the Great Fire of London. - In a guided reading group for comprehension and understanding.
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Two Queens Lesson One

Two Queens Lesson One

An introduction to the life and times of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth I. This lesson compares the lives of two of England's greatest monarchs, giving an overview as preparation for future, more in depth, lessons. The resource consists of an editable PowerPoint, editable lesson plan, and differentiated worksheets, also editable.
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50 Primary Sources: Henry VIII and the English Reformation

50 Primary Sources: Henry VIII and the English Reformation

Tired of spending hours searching for primary sources to use in your lessons? The 50 Primary Sources series might be just what you are looking for! A collection of over 50 primary sources covering the reign of Henry VIII, focusing on the English Church and the break with Rome. Each source has been rendered into modern English, ready for you to use. The sources are a fantastic resource at any level, and have been designed so that they can even be used with the AQA AS Level History 7041: Religious Conflict and the Church in England.
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