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Oliver Cromwell Teacher Resources
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In this Oliver Cromwell instructional activity, students read about the life, career and death of Oliver Cromwell. They learn about the Second English War and how the Commonwealth of England was established. They then answer 14 questions pertaining to the information they just read. The answers are on the last page of the packet.
An excerpt from a Wikipedia article about Oliver Cromwell provides an opportunity for high schoolers to test their reading comprehension and literacy skills. In order to be successful on this quiz, readers must not only practice close reading strategies, but they must also use the links provided to gather the additional information required by the questions. An answer key is provided.
In this British history worksheet, middle schoolers determine what Lover Cromwell's aims were when he made his expedition to Ireland in 1649 as they read primary sources and expository text to answer 6 short answer questions based on the Irish Rebellion and Cromwell's involvement.
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.
“What’s in a name?” Just about everything. Barack Obama, Vincent van Gogh, Justin Bieber. Famous names evoke a multitude of reactions and poets often use the names of famous people in their works precisely because names carry connotations that give added depth to their poems. After examining several “Name-Dropping” poems, class groups search for other examples, present their findings to the class, and then craft their own examples. The richly detailed plan includes suggestions for research sites, famous musicians, artists, and political figures to use as subjects, and writing prompts. Worthy of a place in your curriculum library.
This instructional activity has it all, primary source documents, an interactive trade game, clear teacher background information, and sailing to the West Indies chance cards. You will play, trade, and live out the experiences of early colonists in order to foster an understanding of triangular trade and English trade regulation occurring during the American Revolution. Fifth grade Social Studies is in the bag!