This enquiry follows on well from the lesson on Elizabeth’s problems in 1558.
It helps students understand the mechanics of Elizabethan government and the methods used by the monarch to keep control of the country.
The enquiry focuses on the 5Ps of Elizabethan power – progresses, portraits, patronage, privy council and Parliament.
The information gathering part of the lesson can be run as a carousel or a home / expert set up if you prefer. More challenging classes or those requiring more support can do just as well in small groups or pairs.
The enquiry ends with an opportunity for students to attempt an 8 mark interpretations question about how convincing a source is on a given topic.
- Lesson presentation: PowerPoint
- Lesson write-up: PDF
- Resource 1-6: PDF
- Worksheet 1: PDF