Elizabeth I- Mini Biography

"Queen Elizabeth I was a rainbow of characteristics." Offer learners a glimpse into the personality and reign of Queen Elizabeth I with this brief video, which includes such events as the defeat of the Spanish armada and the establishment of the English Protestant church.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • This resource would serve as an excellent introduction into the Elizabethan era, particularly if you are studying the religious conflict of the period
  • Delve deeper into Elizabeth's reign by studying English drama or her significance as a female monarch
Classroom Considerations

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  • Learners should have an understanding of the significance of religion in European society in the sixteenth century, and particularly the difference between Protestantism and Catholicism, prior to beginning this video
Pros

  • Includes variety of interview excerpts regarding Queen Elizabeth, as well as images of primary source documents
  • Brief, engaging resource
Cons

  • None