The Reigns of Edward VI / Mary I

World History teaching resources for the high school classroom: lesson plans, worksheets, quizzes and simulation games for KS3, IGCSE, IB and A-Level teachers.

Edward VI

Timeline of the Reign

For reference / revision purposes.

Key Figures of the Reign

A biographical summary of each of the major players.

Introduction: England in 1547

An essential overview, with accompanying tasks.

Somerset: Character and Style of Government

Primary source material for students to categorise and analyse.

Somerset: Foreign Policy

Teacher lecture notes and student worksheet.

Somerset: Religious Policy

Teacher lecture notes and student worksheet.

Somerset: Sourcework and Markscheme on Religious Policy

Practice assignment.

Somerset: Economic Policy

Detailed notes and structured questions.

Somerset: The 1549 Rebellions

Detailed notes and assessment.

The 1549 Rebellions

An online presentation designed to be delivered as a lecture.

Somerset: Conclusion and Debate

Students are presented with detailed points and then use these to prepare for a classroom debate.

Factual Test: England under Protector Somerset

A 25-question factual test.

Sourcework: England under Protector Somerset

Practice assignment.

England under Northumberland

An interactive "Jigsaw table" exercise.

Mary I

Timeline of the Reign

An essential overview, with students encouraged to formulate their own questions for further research.

The Issue of Marriage

An analysis of Mary's marriage options and an assessment of her decisions.

Religious Policy

Detailed notes and structured questions.

Foreign Policy

Structured questions and tasks.

Government and Administration

A brief summary with follow-up questions.

Decision Making Simulation

Walking the Mid-Tudor Tightrope!

An interactive decision making game complete with worksheet and structured tasks.




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