As part of the themetic topic on Law and Order I developed at my last school, we explored the origins of Parliament. After having looking at the origins the students explored why and how Parliament turned on Charles I.
The students spent a couple of lessons on the topic in order to uncover the cause, consequence and significance of Charles’s execution in 1649.
They started with a card sort, which they used to develop an interpretation of events.
Students read, sorted and linked the cards by writing on the tables with whiteboard pens to create their interpretations.
This was then followed up with a piece of extended writing which involved them using the card sort, our discussions and their annotations to write 3 paragraphs on the cause, consequence and significance of Charles’s execution.
You can download the resources here, along with some resources for LA students.
Hope you can make use of the resources.