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English Civil Wars 1642-51

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Causes of Civil War
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"My Book on why the English Civil War started".  A four page resource that leads pupils through analysis of the causes of the Civil War. 
 

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Long term causes
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One page worksheet offering categorisation exercise covering the long term causes of war - covering money, religion and parliament.
 

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Introduction
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Designed for SENpupils, this worksheet provides key terms and background to the Civil War, including basic assessment tasks.
 

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King Charles in trouble
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Designed for SENpupils - 'newspaper' based information that explains the background and differences between King and Parliament.
 

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Short term causes
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Designed for SEN pupils, a worksheet that explains the events leading to the outbreak - the differences between King and Parliament that sparked the war.  Tasks included.
 

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1642 outbreak
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Designed for SEN pupils - Why did the Civil War break out in 1642? Focuses on the religious differences leading to the outbreak.  
 

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The two sides
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Designed for SENpupils - worksheet helping pupils identify the two sides in the Civil war.  Gap filling plus cut and paste activities. 
 

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Civil War
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Comprehensive two page worksheet containing information and tasks introducing pupils to the Civil War.  Extended written task completes the worksheet.
 

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Civil War
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A two page worksheet providing information and tasks relating to the beginning of the Civil War. More suited to lower ability pupils.
 

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Civil War soldiers
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Two page resource that covers Muskets and Musketeers, Cavalry, the Cannon and Pikemen, together with appropriate tasks.
 

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Living during the war
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Living during the Civil War.  Differing image of soldiers, together with additional sources and source analysis questions.
 

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Upside down
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Sources and tasks relating to the famous 'world upside down' cartoon.  Contains information about the different groups vying for control.
 

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People and Events
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A two page worksheet providing information about the key people and key events of the Civil War.  A useful summary
 

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Wordsearch
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A wordsearch puzzle testing knowledge of the English Civil War.  Answers are provided on the sheet helping lower ability pupils.
 

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Edgehill newsflash
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History and Literacy activity - pupils are asked to create a newsflash about the Battle of Edgehill.  Clear guidance provided.
 

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Marston Moor
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Designed for SENpupils - worksheet based on a 'Parliamentary newspaper' report about Marston Moor, accompanied by questions.
 

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Execution of a King
111kb

Fill in the gaps exercise for lower ability pupils - leads onto the creation of a poster explaining details of Charles I's execution.
 

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Execution arguments
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Arguments for and against the execution.  Pupils are required to sort them into 'for' and 'against' killing the King.
 

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Without a King
277kb

Resource examining England without a King.  Information combined with differentiated tasks to complete.
 

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Meet the Puritans
100kb

Designed for SENpupils, worksheet that explains about the changes Cromwell made in England adopting Puritan values.  Tasks and images included.
 

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How should Britain
be governed?
163kb

Worksheet clearly proposing the options for government after the execution of Charles.  Explains about Royalists, Republicans, Levellers and Diggers.  Straightforward material!    
 

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England under Cromwell
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Designed for SENpupils, a worksheet examining England under Cromwell with Levellers and Diggers.  Accompanied by gap filling and comprehension questions.
 

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Puritan trial
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Role-play exercise where pupils use information about life in Puritan England to decide how offenders should be punished.
 

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Trial sheet
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Now updated! Worksheet to use in the trial exercise - can be done as a written activity or more active role-play.
 

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The Irish Rebellion
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What happened in Ireland when Oliver Cromwell sent the New Model Army?  Just what kind of a man was Oliver Cromwell? Information and tasks suitable for the QCA Oliver Cromwell section.
 

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Cromwell - Hero or Villain?
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A detailed worksheet explaining about the different interpretations of Oliver Cromwell and his action during his rule.  Assessment activities provided.  Suitable for the QCA Oliver Cromwell section.

 

 

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