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Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot

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SKU H12CS90015000
Key Stage 1History Knowledge OrganiserEvents Beyond Living MemoryHistoryYear 1Year 2

This Guy Fawkes KS1 History lesson pack teaches your class all about the reasons for, and events of, the Gunpowder Plot. Each lesson includes a detailed plan, an engaging and informative set of slides for the teaching input, and a range of printable resources.

A Knowledge Organiser is available to support the learning in this scheme. It is included in the Complete Series download or can be purchased individually.

 
#TheCompleteSeries5lessons

Your Year 1/2 class will use timelines to understand that the Gunpowder Plot is an event beyond living memory. They will find out why, when James VI & I came to the throne in 1603, the Catholic population of England was unhappy. After finding out about the early life of Guy Fawkes, children will discover how he came to be a part of the Gunpowder Plot, and will look in detail at the events leading up to, and after, 5th November 1605. Finally, your class will look at how Bonfire Night is celebrated today.

We have more Guy Fawkes, Bonfire Night and firework-themed resources for you to check out in our 'Bonfire Night' collection.

 
#Lesson1WhereandwhentheGunpowderPlothappened

In this first lesson, children will find out what the Houses of Parliament are, and that in the 17th century, there was a plot to blow them up!

Together as a class, children will use timelines to find out when the Gunpowder Plot happened. In the main activity, they will explore what life was like in the Stuart era.

An easy-to-follow plan, an engaging slideshow, and printable resources are all included in this Gunpowder Plot KS1 lesson pack.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Then or Now? Cards
  • Then or Now? Sorting Sheet
  • Life in the Stuart Era Information Sheet
  • Similarities and Differences Sheet
  • Agree or Disagree? Cards
  • Agree or Disagree? Record Sheet
#Lesson2ReligionduringtheStuartera

Children will find out how, in 1603, James VI of Scotland came to be the King of England and Ireland. They will explore how his reign affected the country.

They will compare and contrast the two main branches of Christianity at that time - Catholicism and Protestantism. Children will begin to think about the restrictions that King James's reign imposed on Catholics and how they could worship.

This Guy Fawkes KS1 lesson pack includes a detailed plan, an informative set of slides for the teaching input and a range of printable resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Scenario Cards
#Lesson3GuyFawkes

In this lesson, after recapping why Catholics were unhappy with King James VI and I, children are introduced to Guy Fawkes.

They find out about his life, and how he came to meet up with a group of men who were plotting to kill the king. In their independent activities, children write diary entries as Guy Fawkes, stating reasons for and against his involvement in the plot.

An easy-to-follow plan, an engaging slideshow, and printable resources are all included in this Guy Fawkes KS1 lesson pack.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Word Bank and Glossary
#Lesson4RetellingtheeventsoftheGunpowderPlot

In this lesson, children will explore the events leading up to and after 5th November, 1605.

Children will first recap who Guy Fawkes was and why he and his co-conspirators plotted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. They will then learn about the events of the failed Gunpowder Plot. In their independent activities, children will put the main events in chronological order.

This Gunpowder Plot KS1 lesson pack includes a detailed plan, an informative set of slides for the teaching input and a range of printable resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Event Cards
  • Timeline
  • Date Cards
  • Event Posters
#Lesson5BonfireNight

In this final lesson on Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, children will explore how 5th November has been celebrated since 1606.

In their independent activities, they will investigate how Bonfire Night is celebrated in their local area, and what people know about why we celebrate it. In the alternative activity, children are challenged to create a poster, leaflet, booklet or short presentation explaining both why and how we celebrate Bonfire Night today.

This final Guy Fawkes KS1 lesson pack includes everything you need - a detailed lesson plan, a set of engaging slides for the teaching input, and printable resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Question Sheet
  • Survey Sheets
  • Survey Results Sheet
  • Challenge Cards
#KnowledgeOrganiserGuyFawkesandtheGunpowderPlot

This Year 1/2 History Knowledge Organiser has been created to complement our History Events Beyond Living Memory strand. It is designed to support your children’s understanding of key vocabulary linked to this scheme of work. Enquiry questions have been included to encourage your children to think deeply about this topic.

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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally [for example, the Great Fire of London, the first aeroplane flight or events commemorated through festivals or anniversaries]

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