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Civil Wars: Roundhead or Cavalier?
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Civil Wars: Roundhead or Cavalier?

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Printable card sorting activity aimed at Key Stage 3 History students who are studying the British Civil Wars. Ideal for students who are following the National Curriculum in England Key Stage 3 History Programme of Study and are learning about the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745. This activity requires students to sort statements into those that describe a Roundhead and those that describe a Cavalier. A drag and drop version of this activity is available online at britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk. The drag and drop version is ideal to use on an interactive whiteboard in the classroom to check students’ understanding after they have completed the card sort in pairs or small groups. This resource was developed for the website britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk, a collaborative project between Newcastle University Library Education Outreach Team and the Learning Team at the National Civil War Centre. If your students enjoy this activity, they may also enjoy the online magazine style quiz ‘Are you a Roundhead or a Cavalier?’ which is also available at britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk.
Health and the People Vesalius Summary
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Health and the People Vesalius Summary

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Aimed at Key Stage 4 GCSE History Health and the People students. This powerpoint presentation focuses upon the contribution Vesalius made to Medicine Through Time. Providing key facts and factors involved in their work it provides an easily accessible revision summary for GCSE History students. Also included are links to interactive Health and the People revision games and videos developed by GCSE History students for GCSE History students. http://healthandthepeople.ncl.ac.uk/ If you liked this resource then more interactive games, videos, revision notes, source activities and primary resources are available at http://healthandthepeople.ncl.ac.uk/
Health and the People Timeline Activity
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Health and the People Timeline Activity

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Suitable for Key Stage 4 GCSE History Health and the People students. This downloadable worksheet focuses upon Medicine Through Time: The Beginnings of Change and in particular the significance that Vesalius, Pare, Jenner and Harvey made to the development of medicine. Students need to fill in the gaps to pick out the significant events and changes that Vesalius, Pare, Jenner and Harvey made to the development of medicine. They can do this by using the timeline found at http://healthandthepeople.ncl.ac.uk/ or as a revision exercise. Suitable for use in the classroom or as homework. This resource was developed by Newcastle University Library in collaboration with History teachers. If you found it useful you may find the other resources on our Health and the People revision website useful. The website was created with GCSE History students for other GCSE History students to help them revise http://healthandthepeople.ncl.ac.uk/
Was the trial of King Charles I fair?
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Was the trial of King Charles I fair?

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Printable card sorting activity aimed at Key Stage 3 History students who are studying the British Civil Wars. Ideal for students who are following the National Curriculum in England Key Stage 3 History Programme of Study and are learning about the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745. In this activity students are required to sort statements into those which suggest that the trial of King Charles I was fair and those that suggest it was not and then write an answer to the question Was the trial of King Charles I fair? A drag and drop version of this activity is available online at britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk. The drag and drop version is ideal to use on an interactive whiteboard in the classroom to check students’ understanding after they have completed the card sort in pairs or small groups. This resource was developed for the website britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk, a collaborative project between Newcastle University Library Education Outreach Team and the Learning Team at the National Civil War Centre.
Key Events of the British Civil Wars
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Key Events of the British Civil Wars

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Printable worksheet aimed at Key Stage 3 History students who are studying the British Civil Wars. Ideal for students who are following the National Curriculum in England Key Stage 3 History Programme of Study and are learning about the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745. This activity requires students to fill in the missing dates and/or events on a simple timeline. They can get all the information they need to do this from an interactive timeline available online at britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk/key-events/. This resource was developed for the website britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk, a collaborative project between Newcastle University Library Education Outreach Team and the Learning Team at the National Civil War Centre. When your students have completed this activity, they can test their knowledge with an online quiz based on the execution of Charles I which is available at britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk/quiz-beheading-of-king-charles-i/
Choosing Sides in the British Civil Wars
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Choosing Sides in the British Civil Wars

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Source-based activity aimed at Key Stage 3 History students who are studying the British Civil Wars. Ideal for students who are following the National Curriculum in England Key Stage 3 History Programme of Study and are learning about the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745. This activity requires students to read an extract from a speech made at the start of the Civil Wars by Henry Pierrepont, Lord Newark, and to decide whether or not this speech would convince them to take up arms for the King. Students can also listen to a recording of this speech and pick out some of the key features of a rousing speech before having a go at writing their own rousing speech to persuade people to fight for either the King or Parliament. This resource was developed for the website britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk, a collaborative project between Newcastle University Library Education Outreach Team and the Learning Team at the National Civil War Centre.
Causes of the British Civil Wars
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Causes of the British Civil Wars

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Printable card sorting activity aimed at Key Stage 3 History students who are studying the British Civil Wars. Ideal for students who are following the National Curriculum in England Key Stage 3 History Programme of Study and are learning about the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745. This activity requires students to sort the causes of the civil wars into religious, political and economic causes. A drag and drop version of this activity is available online at britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk. The drag and drop version is ideal to use on an interactive whiteboard in the classroom to check students’ understanding after they have completed the card sort in pairs or small groups. This resource was developed for the website britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk, a collaborative project between Newcastle University Library Education Outreach Team and the Learning Team at the National Civil War Centre. It can be followed up by watching a short video in which an historian explains how the causes of the conflict were complex and interlinked. It can also be followed up with some source-based activities based on primary source material from Newcastle University Special Collections and the National Civil War Centre which are available at britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk/causes
What did people believe in the 1600s?
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What did people believe in the 1600s?

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Printable card sorting activity aimed at Key Stage 3 History students who are studying the British Civil Wars. Ideal for students who are following the National Curriculum in England Key Stage 3 History Programme of Study and are learning about the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745. Provides the background knowledge students need to study the causes and events of the civil wars throughout Britain. This activity requires students to sort statements into ideas which were widely believed, rarely believed or argued about in the 17th century. Includes ideas about power and religion including the idea of the Divine Right of Kings. A drag and drop version of this activity is available online at britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk. The drag and drop version is ideal to use on an interactive whiteboard in the classroom to check students’ understanding after they have completed the card sort in pairs or small groups. This resource was developed for the website britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk, a collaborative project between Newcastle University Library Education Outreach Team and the Learning Team at National Civil War Centre, and is based on a tried and tested activity. This activity can be followed up with some source-based activities about life in the seventeenth century, the importance of religion and the divine right of kings and a quiz which are available at britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk/background/.
Health and the People Harvey Summary
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Health and the People Harvey Summary

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Aimed at Key Stage 4 GCSE History Health and the People students. This powerpoint presentation focuses upon the contribution Harvey made to Medicine Through Time. Providing key facts and factors involved in their work it provides an easily accessible summary for GCSE History students. Also included are links to interactive Health and the People revision games and videos developed by GCSE History students for GCSE History students. http://healthandthepeople.ncl.ac.uk/ If you liked this resource then more interactive games, videos, revision notes, source activities and primary resources are available at http://healthandthepeople.ncl.ac.uk/
Armour and Weapons of the British Civil Wars
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Armour and Weapons of the British Civil Wars

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Printable primary source-based activities about Civil War armour and weapons. Ideal for students who are following the National Curriculum in England Key Stage 3 History Programme of Study and are learning about the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745. In these source-based activities students will discover some of the the horrific injuries inflicted by weapons during the British Civil wars including bullets and cannon balls. After students have completed this activity they may wish to have a go at identifying some different types of seventeenth century armour and weapons by looking at some snippets of photos of objects which are on display at the National Civil War Centre: https://britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk/weapons-warfare/armour-weapons/ This resource was developed for the website britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk, a collaborative project between Newcastle University Library Education Outreach Team and the Learning Team at the National Civil War Centre.
Health and the People Jenner Summary
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Health and the People Jenner Summary

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Aimed at Key Stage 4 GCSE History Health and the People students. This powerpoint presentation focuses upon the contribution Jenner made to Medicine Through Time. Providing key facts and factors involved in their work it provides an easily accessible summary for GCSE History students. Also included are links to interactive Health and the People revision games and videos developed by GCSE History students for GCSE History students. http://healthandthepeople.ncl.ac.uk/ If you liked this resource then more interactive games, videos, revision notes, source activities and primary resources are available at http://healthandthepeople.ncl.ac.uk/
Civil War Soldiers – High Score Wins!
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Civil War Soldiers – High Score Wins!

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Printable instructions, fact sheets and score sheets for an activity about the different types of soldiers who fought in the British Civil Wars. Ideal for students who are following the National Curriculum in England Key Stage 3 History Programme of Study and are learning about the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745. In this activity students use fact sheets to find out about different types of civil war soldiers (artillery officer, cavalry soldier, musketeer, pikeman and dragoon) and decide which type of civil war solider was best by giving each a score for their skill, speed, armour, firepower and cut and slash power. After students have completed this activity they may wish to see if they have what it takes to be a seventeenth century army commander by having a go at a Battlefield Tactics game which is available at britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk. This resource was developed for the website britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk, a collaborative project between Newcastle University Library Education Outreach Team and the Learning Team at the National Civil War Centre.
Civil War Battles and Sieges - Source-based activities
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Civil War Battles and Sieges - Source-based activities

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Printable source-based activities about Civil War battles and sieges. Ideal for students who are following the National Curriculum in England Key Stage 3 History Programme of Study and are learning about the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745. In these source-based activities students will use primary sources to find out about the Battle of Edgehill, 1642, the Second Siege of Newark, 1644 and the Siege of Newcastle, 1644. After students have completed this activity, they may wish to have a go at identifying an object which mas made during the third siege of Newark of 1646 by having a go at a Civil War object encounter: https://britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk/weapons-warfare/battles-sieges/object-encounter/. This resource was developed for the website britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk, a collaborative project between Newcastle University Library Education Outreach Team and the Learning Team at the National Civil War Centre.
Study Skills for Sixth Formers
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Study Skills for Sixth Formers

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Designed for KS5 students, particularly those undertaking their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), these resources will help students to develop the skills they need to become independent researchers, helping them with their sixth form studies and easing the transition from school or college to higher education. Topics include: • Finding Online Resources • Plagiarism and Referencing • Introduction to the Dewey Decimal System This resource was developed using material from the https://sixthformstudyskills.ncl.ac.uk/ website, a collaborative project from Newcastle University Library Education Outreach Team, librarians and web designers from Newcastle University Library, and teachers, school librarians and sixth from students from two schools in the North East of England.
Causes of the British Civil Wars
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Causes of the British Civil Wars

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Source-based activities aimed at Key Stage 3 History students who are studying the British Civil Wars. Ideal for students who are following the National Curriculum in England Key Stage 3 History Programme of Study and are learning about the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745 In these activities students must use their knowledge of the religious causes of the British Civil Wars and the 5ws (who, what, where, when and why?) to comprehend the sources, one of which is a visual source showing the reaction to the New Book of Common Prayer in Scotland and the other a printed extract of a speech made to the court of Star Chamber by Archbishop William Laud about the activities of John Bastwick, Henry Burton and William Prynne, three Puritans who spoke out against the reforms Laud made to the church. This resource was developed for the website britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk, a collaborative project between Newcastle University Library Education Outreach Team and the Learning Team at National Civil War Centre. To explore other causes of the British Civil Wars, including political and economic causes, and to see how the different causes were interlinked, you may wish to directed your students to https://britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk/causes/.
Background to the British Civil Wars
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Background to the British Civil Wars

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Source-based activities aimed at Key Stage 3 History students who are studying the British Civil Wars. Ideal for students who are following the National Curriculum in England Key Stage 3 History Programme of Study and are learning about the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745. In this activity students look required to look at 3 primary sources and work out what the sources tell them about life in the 17th century, the importance of religion in the 17th century and beliefs about the monarchy (including the idea of the Divine Right of Kings). This resource was developed for the website britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk, a collaborative project between Newcastle University Library Education Outreach Team and the Learning Team at National Civil War Centre.
British Civil Wars Who Am I? Game
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British Civil Wars Who Am I? Game

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Printable game cards and instructions for a two-player game aimed at Key Stage 3 History students based on key people involved in the British Civil Wars. Ideal for students who are following the National Curriculum in England Key Stage 3 History Programme of Study and are learning about the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745. The aim of the game is for students to work out which Civil War character their partner is by asking questions that can be answered either ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Before they start, they may find it useful to visit britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk/key-people/ to find out about some of the key individuals involved in the British Civil Wars. This activity can be followed up with some source-based activities about some of these key people and a key people quiz, both of which are available on the website britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk. This resource was developed for the website britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk, a collaborative project between Newcastle University Library Education Outreach Team and the Learning Team at the National Civil War Centre.
British Civil Wars Key People Source-Based Activities
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British Civil Wars Key People Source-Based Activities

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Printable primary source-based activities about some of the key people involved in the British Civil Wars. Ideal for students who are following the National Curriculum in England Key Stage 3 History Programme of Study and are learning about the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745. The sources include Thomas Fairfax’s wheelchair, a woodcut illustration about Queen Henrietta Maria and extracts from Lucy Hutchinson’s memoirs. Students can find out more about all of these key people by visiting britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk/key-people/ and test their knowledge with a key people quiz, also available on the website britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk. This resource was developed for the website britishcivilwars.ncl.ac.uk, a collaborative project between Newcastle University Library Education Outreach Team and the Learning Team at the National Civil War Centre.
Health and the People Pare Summary
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Health and the People Pare Summary

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Aimed at Key Stage 4 GCSE History Health and the People students. This powerpoint presentation focuses upon the contribution Pare made to Medicine Through Time. Providing key facts and factors involved in their work it provides an easily accessible summary for GCSE History students. Also included are links to interactive Health and the People revision games and videos developed by GCSE History students for GCSE History students. http://healthandthepeople.ncl.ac.uk/ If you liked this resource then more interactive games, videos, revision notes, source activities and primary resources are available at http://healthandthepeople.ncl.ac.uk/