By means of a card sort, students organise key developments and events from the period into chronological order: this enables them to make judgements about the time that saw the greatest change.
Students take their investigation a step further by considering why the changes had such a big impact, drawing on significance criteria.
Finally, they explain how far they agree with 17th-century writer Francis Bacon’s view of the biggest developments of the period.
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