Students investigate important and long-lasting achievements of the Magna Carta by reading and analyzing excerpts directly from the primary source document. Then, students compare concepts in the Magna Carta to the U.S. government. An answer key and instructional materials are included. After completion of the key concept graphic organizer students create a school Magna Carta writing down a list of realistic demands that they would like to give to the school principal. They are also asked to ana
In this very-engaging Magna Carta Resource, students examine the Magna Carta, limited government, shared power, individual rights, and the rule of law. Once students understand these four principles, students turn their attention to excerpts from the Magna Carta and try to find what principle is at work! Very student centered!This resource includes a paper in-class version and a 1:1 Google compatible version to be used in conjunction with Google Classroom. Just follow the included instructions
This is a simple reading and worksheet on England's Magna Carta. It includes details on King John, England's barons, and why the Magna Carta was signed.
After the reading, students complete a 1 page set of Common Core-aligned reading questions to help gauge their understanding of the reading. An answer key for this is included for your convenience.
This download also includes both printable and Google Docs versions of the activity! If you're in a paperless classroom or just want to integrate m
As part of an overall discussion of the influences upon American government, this resource consists of a graphic organizer that divides excerpts from both the Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights into sections that students can then paraphrase, either individually or in groups. Doing so makes the speech more accessible to all learners.The resource also includes a series of questions based on each document. The questions, which progress in complexity, also establish connections with speci
The Magna Carta Escape Room will take students on a secret mission around the classroom! This escape room has students decode interesting facts about the Magna Carta, King John, nobles/barons, Feudal System and Rule of Law. This Escape Room has students walking around the classroom breaking codes. The codes include ciphers, Morse code, cryptograms and a final 4 digit code based on the decoders/clues. Great addition to your civics and government lessons. What’s Included?✏️ 4 Reading Passages✏️ 4
Middle Ages Interactive Notebook! Feudalism, Charlemagne, Magna Carta, & More!The Middle Ages Interactive Notebook is included in the much larger World History Interactive Notebook Bundle, located here:World History Interactive Notebook Bundle! 10 Fun & Engaging World History Notebooks!-----In this highly-engaging purchase, you receive a 12-page interactive notebook (plus a 5-page appendix) on the European Middle Ages. This can easily fit your current structure, can easily be used in c
New and improved! Now available for distance learning as well through TPT!Are you looking for a way to integrate primary documents into your curriculum? This activity will get your students looking at primary source documents as well as fulfill the requirements of the Common Core. This assignment comes with a blank chart for students to complete. There are specific quotes from each of the documents, and students compare and contrast the documents and they identify the document's enduring impact
***GOOGLE-COMPATIBLE*** (PPT to SlIDES, WORD to DOCS)Resource includes both the interactive slideshow and the graphic organizer handoutThis is perfect for 7th graders to connect ahead to 8th grade standards, or for 8th grade students to connect to prior 7th grade learning. Students sort out the differences between the Magna Carta, U.S. Constitution & Bill of Rights. I show the Magna Carta scene from the 2010 film Robin Hood as an introduction. Objective, students sort out facts and put th
The Magna Carta Webquest and Video Analysis with Key- this is a 10 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 30 questions based on a British Museum video and the History.com website.
Students will be introduced to the topic of the Magna Carta by watching the British Museum video: What is Magna Carta? The video will go over the specific dates, people and events involved with the creation of the "Great Charter." The unpopular rule of King J
***THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH A GOOGLE SLIDES INTERACTIVE VERSION INCLUDED. REDOWNLOAD IF YOU HAVE IT ALREADY***Nothing like a good criminal investigation to liven up social studies class! Based off my popular CSI projects, I have created Whodunnits? The Whodunnits plan to focus on single content topics as opposed to units. Every day can't be a project day, so Whodunnits can be an engaging out of their seat activity to build important knowledge.In a Whodunnit?, students will work in team
This mini-bundle of resources has everything you need to show how government was formed in Colonial America! It includes rigorous, fun, student driven and teacher directed options. All of the resources are completely interchangeable and Common Core. Here's what yo get:⍟A Colonial America Government PowerPoint-This file was recently undated to include a few check for understanding questions. Students learn important facts about how the US "copied" English government. It outlines important documen
Magna Carta Primary Source Analysis takes students back to the year 1215 when English nobles demanded that their king sign a contract limiting his power. The Magna Carta would change the English monarchy forever, as well as influence the future government of the United States. This can be used in class or as homework as it’s a completely stand alone assignment, however it may need an instructor’s guidance for younger classes. This is also perfect for substitute teacher plans, and of course, a k
Using worksheets, readings, a fun game, and a brief PowerPoint, students learn about "Bad King John," the circumstances leading to the signing of the Magna Carta in Medieval England, and the larger historical significance of this document. The lesson uses primary source excerpts and analysis and provides a variety of discussion opportunities and writing activities. A thorough teacher guide and answer key is included.The lesson begins with a fun "Do Now" question linking students' knowledge about
Looking to teach the British documents that limited the monarch? Students summarize excerpts of the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, and Petition of Rights using emojis! There's a Google Slides & PDF version!The 5 page worksheet includes: brief background on the 3 documents excerpts from the three documentsdirections for students to create an emoji/symbol to represent the text summarizing questions CHECK OUT THE PREVIEW!This activity is ready to use-and-go! Students can use the Google Sl
This is an amusing script for a class play revolving around King John and the signing of the Magna Carta. It is loosely based on actual events and examines grievances many barons had with the King, including habeas corpus, taxation, and wartime duties, among others. The script includes 12 characters and is infused with humor, as its designed to be both entertaining and informative. Also included is an exit ticket to check for understanding. The play file is editable as well. Check out these oth
This is a great activity to help students not only practice the content within the Magna Carta and English Bill of Rights, but also for them to see how those documents have inspired the systems within our own government.Students will read excerpts from the documents and then match those excerpts with modern day scenarios.
The Magna Carta is an EXTRAORDINARY document to study and this lesson makes it relevant and engaging. This lesson includes a Google Slides presentation with built in Think-Pair-Share questions and guided notes. The Magna Carta Sort Activity (on a Google Slide) allows students to make connections between the Great Charter and our Bill of Rights. Not only are they reading challenging PRIMARY sources, but they must also justify their answers! Also included is an exit ticket response as formative as
What is the Magna Carta? What is the Westminster System? And what influence do they have on Australian government? Explore these questions and more with this comprehensive Year 6 government mini-unit. With information sheets, a wide range of activities, interactive notebook resources and an assessment task, this is perfect for exploring the foundations of Australia's governmentThis resource is also available as part of the Australian Democratic Systems Mini Unit Bundle and the Australian Democra
This unit on the Magna Carta contains almost 100 pages and 18 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit addresses the history and importance of the Magna Carta in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on learning about this important document as well
This file was recently undated to include a few check for understanding questions. Students learn important facts about how the US "copied" English government. It outlines important documents like the Magna Carta, Colonial Charters, English Bill of Rights and the Mayflower Compact that were guidelines for colonial government. It also has them analyze how our government works today. This goes with the worksheet also posted or can be used by itself.This PowerPoint is also bundled in a great, inter
Ever wondered what King John has to say about the Magna Carta and events of 1215?Your students will enjoy reading this entertaining text passage from King John's perspective to gain an understanding of the Magna Carta and recognise the importance of the Magna Carta in influencing Australia’s parliamentary government. (ACHASSK143) After reading the text students can demonstrate their understanding by creating a royal scroll in A4 size (perfect for bookwork) or they can create an A3 poster to disp
*This package contains a handout (in four formats: Apple Pages, Word, PDF, and Google Doc) and a PowerPoint (also available as an Apple Keynote). *You may edit the Word Doc to meet your students’ needs.*You may copy+paste and/or adapt the following information into your lesson plans.GLOBAL 9, UNIT 4MEDIEVAL CONFLICTS AND CULTURAL EXPANSIONS, 1096-1500LESSON 2AIM: How did the Magna Carta affect the absolute power of English kings?ACTIVITY 1 — DO NOW — DOCUMENT ANALYSIS: Students will analyze a do
Use this concise power point to give students a foundation for our own Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Utilizing summary points for the 3 documents (original text is NOT included), show how students can make the connection in Civics, US History, and American Government classes. As this is intended as a quick survey only, deeper study of the actual documents is recommended for fuller understanding.
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This Magna Carta Color by Number and Text Marking activity is the perfect way to bring life to the topic! Students read a non-fiction passage and search for answers while marking evidence from the text. Perfect reading comprehension activity.Topics include: The Magna Carta, King John, nobles/barons, Feudal System and Rule of Law. Students complete a “before reading” anticipation guide, read about the Magna Carta, answer questions, mark the text for evidence, color the picture according to their