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OR - ActiveHistory Mystery - The Gunpowder Plot [Interactive]
An engaging "Historical Mystery" designed to develop skills of question formulation, deduction, research, groupwork and essay writing. Using a range of visual and written "clues", students piece together a genuine historical mystery and work towards an independent conclusion. Worksheets and markschemes included.
Whilst students are working on their essays as a homework exercise, I also like to set up this QR Code Treasure Hunt to provide them with more information and interest!
King Charles I: Venn Diagram
A thematic analysis of the problems leading up to the outbreak of the English Civil War.
The Events of the English Civil War: Overview
An overview of the main events of the war is provided, and a discussion takes place as to whether the King should be put on trial. The lesson can be accompanied by the first part of this Prezi Presentation.
The Trial of King Charles I: Film Analysis
How accurately has the event been depicted in films such as Cromwell (1970) and To Kill a King (2002)? The lesson can be accompanied by the second part of this Prezi Presentation.The video clips are embedded within it, but they are also accessible at YouTube: [Cromwell (1970)] [To Kill a King (2002)]
Events (50 years ago today): 1967 - Soviet space program: Soyuz 1 (Russian: ???? 1, Union 1) a manned spaceflight carrying cosmonaut Colonel Vladimir Komarov is launched into orbit.
Births (150 years ago today): 1867 - Johannes Fibiger, Danish physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)
Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Dorian Leigh, American model (d. 2008)
Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Rheal Cormier, Canadian baseball player
Deaths (800 years ago today): 1217 - Inge II of Norway (b. 1185)
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The Treaty of Sevres : The Middle East
SIMULATION The Treaties of Sevres and Lausanne: How successfully did Lloyd George handle Turkey?
How important was the role of women in the Civil Rights movement? source work
IGCSE History Revision 2017
Rights and Protest Sourcework Sample: The Rivonia Trial
Model Essay: Analyse the successes and failures of Nixons domestic policies
Nixons Domestic Policy: Student research task
IB Sourcework: Rights and Protest sample source work papers and model answers
Model Essay: Assess the successes and failures of Nixons foreign policy
Nixons foreign policy: the second administration
Nixons foreign policy: The 1972 Presidential Election
Sourcework Exercise: To what extent was Martin Luther King responsible for the success of the Montgomery Bus Boycott?
Nixons foreign policy: the first administration (1969-72)
Nixons Foreign Policy: New study unit
Was life good or bad in Victorian Britain? A study through paintings