This worksheet allows students to use a primary source document to learn about crime and punishment in England during the 1700s. The primary source worksheet focuses on public hangings which were common in England during the 1700s through the early 1900s.
This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is print off the primary source from the following website for classroom use or direct students to the website to answer the worksheet questions:
Click here to view the primary source.
The primary source document is labeled (A London Hanging, 1726)
Students read the document and answer the questions on the worksheet. The worksheet includes 10 questions and has an answer sheet for the teacher. The worksheet can be used to generate classroom discussion or be used as homework. Feel free to modify this assignment as needed for your classes.
Please check out some of my other lesson plans that cover European History during the 1700s and 1800s.
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Victorian Britain Webquest
Industrialization and Child Labor in Victorian Britain Webquest
Crimean War Webquest
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A London Hanging 1726 Primary Source Worksheet
Industrial Revolution in 4 Minutes Video Worksheet
The Charge of the Light Brigade Primary Source Worksheet
Crimean War in 12 Minutes Video Worksheet
Franco-Prussian War in 6 Minutes Video Worksheet
Please check out the following lesson plan collections that have some or all of my European History Lesson Plans from the 1700s and 1800s:
Crimean War Lesson Plan Collection
Victorian Britain Lesson Plan Collection
American and World History Primary Sources Worksheet Collection
World History Webquest Super Pack
World History in 4 Minutes Video Worksheet Collection
World History and World Geography Collection (History Wizard)
American History, World History, and Geography Collection (History Wizard)
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