Our Year 8 pupils have arrived safely at QE this morning and have already been challenged with a QE quiz. They have now set off to experience two lessons: English and Maths.
My friend told me that Horrible Histories say that the Tudors were terrible, so they must have been. Is he right?
This is to help year 8 with a history assignment.
What is your answer to the question? Give an idea in just two to four lines what you are going to write about. Refer to the word ‘terrible’ explain your point in view of its definition
Why do we view the cruelty, basic living conditions and strange practices of the Tudors as terrible? Were the Middle Ages or the Stuart period more or less terrible? Did the Tudors do a good job?
This is a major paragraph – it might be three …. What causes you to come to your answer? Make your point, evidence it and explain it.
Your interpretation is one idea. What are the other viewpoints? Why do people have them?
Continuity and change
What changed over the Tudor period? What did not? Did this make them terrible or not? Make sure it supports your argument.
Lots of things happened between 1485 and 1603. What is the most significant event and why does it support your argument about the Tudors being terrible?
Pick at least one source about the Tudors and copy it. Be sure to include the author and date (provenance). Explain why it backs up your argument about the Tudors being terrible. Don’t forget to say why it is a good source depending upon its provenance.
What is your answer to the question? Summarise your work, briefly explaining why you are correct.
Remember, 'terrible' means -extremely unpleasant or disagreeable and / or really bad at something.
This morning, all our Year 8 pupils who will be heading off to QE in September were treated to an assembly led by ex-pupils and the Head boy and Girl. Our Year 8's also watched performances by the QE musicians and the QE Junior Dance group before chatting to QE pupils about what lies ahead. Hopefully, nerves have been reduced and they are all looking forward to starting in September!
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