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Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot

£10.00
SKU H12CS40120
Key Stage 1 Significant Individuals Bonfire Night History Year 1 Year 2

This Guy Fawkes KS1 history series of lessons will inform your class all about Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night. They will learn why Bonfire Night is celebrated, why lots of the people living in England didn't like King James I and who Guy Fawkes is.

 
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This downloadable series of lessons contains lesson plans, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, picture cards and much more. This 5th November is sure to go off with a bang, crackle and pop with PlanBee's Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot lessons!

We have loads more Guy Fawkes, Bonfire Night and Firework themed resources on our 'Bonfire Night' page.

#Lesson1WhatisBonfireNight

This lesson on Bonfire Night traditions starts by thinking about how Bonfire Night is celebrated today. Your class will think and talk about their own Bonfire Night experiences. The lesson ends with your class listening to firework sounds and discussing the sounds they make.

This downloadable lesson comes with a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picture cards
  • Clue cards
  • Blank cards
  • Firework sounds
#Lesson2WhowasKingJamesI

This lesson explores who was King James I, how he became king and what life was like in Britain at the end of the Tudor period. Your class will learn about religious conficts at this time and find out what life was like for Catholics in England during the reign of James I. There is the opportunity for your class to act out different scenarios involving Catholics and Puritans who chose to continue worshipping in secret.

This downloadable lesson contains a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Scenario cards
#Lesson3WhowasGuyFawkes

Learn all about the Guy Fawkes story, finding out who he was and why he decided to leave England and join the Spanish army. This lesson recaps the religious tensions in England during the reign of King James I, before explaing how Guy became involved the plot. Your class will be challenged to form a conscience alley and help Guy decide if killing the king would be the right thing to do.

This downloadable lesson comes with a lesson plan, slideshow presentation, differentiated worksheets and other printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Sentence cards
  • Task cards
#Lesson4November5th

Now that your class are familiar with the build up of the Guy Fawkes story, they will find out what happened on November 5th 1605. They will discover how the king found out about the Gunpowder Plot and about the fate of the conspirators!

This downloadable lesson contains a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Task cards
#Lesson5Whycelebrate

The final lesson in this series encourages your class to think about and answer the question 'Why do we celebrate Bonfire Night?'. It recaps what your class have found out about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, and gives them the opportunity to record the story in their own words. Alternatively they will be able to read and perform the 'Remember, Remember' poem and think about how it conveys the historic tale.

This downloadable lesson comes with a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Differentiated booklet templates
  • Word bank
  • Story mountain
  • Booklet guide
  • End of unit quiz
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS1 - 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]
  • KS1 - the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods
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