Henry II & Becket. A mini 3 lesson SOW looking at the church, Henry II and Becket’s murder. The module excellently introduces the idea of church v crown and provides the contextual knowledge needed for later study of the English reformation and other ‘power’ issues the English monarchy faces. Works well as a stand alone SOW but is also integrated into the free to play History game world at www.wolseyacademy.com (check it out if you haven’t already!)
Each lesson contains a literacy & numeracy starter, teacher narrative context pages (chance for you to do some storytelling !) plenaries and a range of active learning episodes. EAL and literacy support mats included with each lesson.
The 3 lessons, along with the main lesson activities, are as follows:
- Church & Crown (graphic based church mind map discussions/source question/leaflet productions/Consult the Codex)
- Henry II (Timeline questions/round room source activity/Henry poster activity/Consult the Codex)
- Becket (chronology card sort/consult the codex/descriptive writing activity/cartoon strips)
Hope it helps.
Remember – works best when the students are playing the (free!) Becket game and completing the codex at the same time (perfect ongoing homework task or ict room lesson).
Find it at: www.wolseyacademy.com