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Basic London History 1600s: Gunpwder Plot, English Civil War, Great Fire (7-12)
This one-off class/virtual tour will explore the history of London, including The Gunpowder Plot, the English Civil War and the Great Fire of London.
There are no upcoming classes.
year old learners
learners per class
55 minute class
US Grade 2 - 5
After the death of Queen Elizabeth I, the country encounters all kinds of traumatic events. Thirteen conspirators are caught in The Gunpowder Plot, the King is challenged and the English Civil War breaks out. Just when things seem back to normal, the Great Fire of London threatens to destroy the city. Perfect for students without any background knowledge, geared to make history fun and interesting! Making the topic age-appropriate, the students will learn lots of facts, and are encouraged...
* Students will learn about King James I, King Charles I and King Charles II * Students will be able to explain the Gunpowder Plot and how it was foiled * Students will discover the two sides of the English Civil War * Students will be able to identify what caused the Great Fire of London
An optional homework assignment will be to explore Google map to find locations where Kings lived that can still be visited today in London. A handout will help the students to find these locations.
1 file available upon enrollmentGoogle maps may be used in class and as homework. A handout will be provided for the student to print out and use during class.
A handout will be provided for the learner to use during class. A pop quiz will be held at the end of the class to recall learning.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Meet the teacher
I am a professional tour guide in London and love going around the city (sometimes dressed in costume!) and teaching visitors about the fascinating history. With over 2000 years of events, there is plenty to learn! My signature tour is where I...