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Teachers' Notes

Resource created by the National Civil War Centre

Curriculum Links

  • KS3 History: Development of church, state, and society in Britain (1509 – 1745): causes and events of the civil wars, the Interregnum, and the Restoration.
  • KS4 History: Thematic Early Modern British history

Learning Objectives

  • Learn to construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information
  • Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

Activity Ideas

A series of downloadable resources are available to accompany each of the activities below (see 'Resources' section)

4-Lesson activities

  • 4.2 Museum Challenge
    Examine Sir Thomas Fairfax’s wheelchair. Read sources to find out about Fairfax’s wounds and create a museum display
  • 4.3 Reverend Scribewell Will See you Now!
    Choose your spy and their equipment. Can you reach your destination safely?
  • 4.4 County Court Challenge
    Examine the experiences of some real soldiers in the war. Role play a County Court.

Short Bonus activity

  • 4.5 Chat with the Past (External Link)
    'Chat’ with our film characters and find out what help they need after the war.