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Key Stage 3: Early Modern

Henry VIIIHenry VIII Decision-maker How would you have coped in the role of Henry VIII? This simulation gives students an introduction to the reign of King Henry VIII and the issues the king had to grapple with. Free download.  More…


Workshop_of_Hans_Holbein_the_Younger_-_Portrait_of_Henry_VIII_-_Google_Art_ProjectShould the National Portrait Gallery sell cushions with Henry’s face on it? Was Henry really a good old chap,  or was he more of a monster? Get your class to decide and write the the NPG to tell them if they should stock his memorabilia?   More…


How should we tell the story of Richard Whiting’s execution? This starts off the great enquiry into why Whiting was murdered. Can you students write in the style of David Starkey? Would Von Ranke approve? Great discussions about the nature of history. More…


glastonbury_tor_path_1Why was Richard Whiting executed? Inspired by the brill Michael Riley, we have adapted this murder mystery. Can you class use the clues to work out why Richard Whiting was executed? They realise that poor Whiting was caught up in something bigger. Free download.   More…


Why was the inside of St Winifred’s Church vandalised in the 1500s?
Starting in the present this quirky approach acts as a window into The Reformation. Why, when and who ordered the vandalism inside this church? More…


udownWhat caused the English Civil War? This clever enquiry provides the antidote to those turgid lessons on the complicated causes of the English Civil War. Your students will think deeply, develop good historical thinking and do very little writing! More…


Smugglers at RyeTo what extent does the case of Captain Gwyn suggest smuggling was viewed as a serious crime in the 18th century? Use a real letter from the 1700s as a window onto social attitudes. Free download.  More…

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