English Civil War Teacher Resources
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The English Civil War
In this English Civil War worksheet, students answer eight questions based on a four-paragraph reading. Students also copy and define four key terms.
English Civil War Worksheet
For this English history worksheet, students read a paragraph about the English Civil War and then answer 2 short answer questions as well as 4 fill in the blank questions on the topic.
Key People in the English Civil War
In this key people in the English Civil War activity, students learn about the battle between the Cavaliers and the Roundheads. Students analyze the different battles that occurred and then hypothesize about what should happen to King Charles I.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 46 multiple choice questions about Oliver Cromwell. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Why Did Parliament Win the Civil War
In this English history activity, students read about the English Civil War of 1644. Students learn the terms royalists, cavaliers, and roundheads. Students answer 10 questions about the passages.
The Long Term Causes of the Civil Wars
In this world history worksheet, middle schoolers review the causes of the English Civil War by cutting out the 12 cards containing reasons for the War. Students then categorize each one as a money, religion, or Parliament problem for Charles I.
Living During the English Civil War
In this English Civil War worksheet, students answer 7 questions after looking at two pictures and reading two excerpts. The questions ask students to do a variety of tasks such as create lists, write a paragraph, make judgments, etc.
Cromwell and the English Civil War
For this Oliver Cromwell and English Civil War study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the time period in English history and then respond to a reflection question.
The English Civil War Word Search
In this English history activity, students answer the 10 questions about the English Civil War using the word bank. Then students locate the answers in the word puzzle
The Restoration & Glorious Revolution
Hmmmm, sounds like a war is a brewing! To let you in on all the players involved, we have a simple, image-driven slide show. Each of the absolute monarchs that fought for power during the English Civil War are introduced, along with a bit of personal information for added fun. You'll meet King James I & II, King Charles I & II, Oliver Cromwell, and William and Mary.
Reading Comprehension - Paragraph Gap Fill
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students are given an essay in which 6 paragraphs have been removed. Students are to choose from the sentences the one which fits each gap.
Anticipation guide: "A Little Kingdom in Carolina"
Lord Proprietors, cazique, landgrave, leetmen? As part of an examination of the history of the Carolinas, eighth graders complete an anticipation guide, read an article entitled “A Little Kingdom in Carolina” and then revisit the guide, comparing their responses to a series of statements before and after reading the article. Learners are asked to justify their secondary responses with support drawn from the article.
Pennsylvania Colony: The Holy Experiment
Have your class explore U.S. history by discussing religion in the colonial era. Your fifth graders review the history of Pennsylvania and the conformist views placed upon immigrants to the country. Then, they read a letter Benjamin Franklin wrote regarding the influx of German immigrants to the U.S. during the 1700's. This is a great way to promote critical-thinking skills.
The Enlightenment (1650–1800)
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the Enlightenment. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
The Settlement of New England
A thorough exploration of the Puritan Migration and settlement of Plymouth, this presentation is sure to engage your young historians with its clear maps and historical documents. The presentation differentiates the philosophies of Puritanism, Separatism, and how they came together over the planks of the Mayflower. Additionally, the presentation addresses the dynamics between the Pilgrims and the local Native American tribes, including a discussion on the First Thanksgiving.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 49 multiple choice questions about Isaac Newton. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive history activity, students respond to 7 short answer questions about Oliver Cromwell. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive activity.
Civil Rights/Casualties of Wartime
Students identify political, economic, and personal rights which citizens of various nations have enjoyed during peacetime but lost during wartime. They analyze historical data to predict domestic consequences of a hypothetical U.S. war today.
Civil Rights and Casualties of Wartime
Do your historians fully grasp the consequences of being at war? Help them connect past with present through this group research activity, which has high schoolers analysing repercussions suffered by citizens of countries in conflict. Students research from a list of wars (needs updating), and consider possible consequences of current conflicts in which the U.S. is involved. Although the U.S. is at war in the Middle East, consider having groups analyze a less obvious country.
Civil Rights/Casualties of Wartime
Students explore the patterns of the human experience that society can learn from, develop analytical skills and develop awareness of the political and economic ramifications of war regardless of military outcome.