Wars of the Roses lesson

Wars of the Roses castle siege
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Learning objectives

In this lesson, students will gain a chronological understanding of the Wars of the Roses in late medieval England. They will develop an awareness of the transformation of the causes and consequences of the conflict between the Houses of Lancaster and York, including the key personalities and event. Students will have the opportunity to achieve this through choosing their own method of learning, from reading and research options, as well as the chance to engage in extension activities. This lesson includes a self-marking quiz for students to demonstrate their learning.

How would you like to learn?

Option 1: Reading

Step 1: Download a copy of the reading questions worksheet below:

Wars of the Roses Reading Questions.docx
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Step 2: Answer the set questions by reading the following article:

Option 2: Internet research

Download a copy of the research questions worksheet below and use the internet to complete the tables.

Wars of the Roses Research Worksheet.doc
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