King Henry VIII and his family The Tudors PowerPoint Lesson Plan

King Henry VIII and his family

This lesson plan offers students a fascinating glimpse into the life and times of King Henry VIII and his family, also known as the Tudors. Through a study of each of his wives and children (Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, Catherine Parr, Mary I, Henry Fitzroy, Elizabeth I or Edward the VI), students will gain a deeper understanding of this complex historical figure and the impact he had on English history.

King Henry VIII was a larger-than-life character whose reign was marked by political and religious upheaval. His wives and children played essential roles in shaping his legacy, and this lesson plan thoroughly explores each of them.

Students will engage with the material through short films, class discussion questions, a mini-research task, and an Infographic activity. They will learn about the personal and political dynamics that led to the marriages and divorces of King Henry’s wives and the fates of his children, including Mary I, Elizabeth I, and Edward VI.

Through this lesson plan, students will gain a deeper appreciation of the role of royalty in historical events and develop critical thinking skills by analysing primary sources and engaging in classroom discussions.

In conclusion, this King Henry VIII and his family history lesson plan offer students a unique opportunity to delve into the fascinating world of Tudor England. By engaging with the material and participating in activities, they will develop a deeper understanding of one of the most significant figures in English history and his impact on the world.

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Resource Information

Description:Student activities include short films, class discussion questions, mini-research task and an Infographic activity on one of the royal personalities.
Estimated lessons:2-4.
Ages11-14 years.
Format PowerPoint.

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