The turbulent era of the English Civil Wars and Oliver Cromwell's dictatorship are the subject of this lesson. It starts with an account of the tactics and battles of the First Civil War, then shifts to the political struggle between the victorious Parliament and New Model Army. This brings to the fore Oliver Cromwell who presides successively over the execution of Charles I, the failed attempt at a republic, and finally the dictatorship known as the Protectorate.
The PowerPoint concludes with a timed presentation on the tragic history of Ireland during this time. I show this part accompanied by "Young Ned of the Hill", a song by the Pogues about Oliver Cromwell and his policies toward Ireland.
This is a self-contained PowerPoint that develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. It can be run as a timed presentation on its own, presented slide by slide for discussion, or integrated into your other lectures. There are also extensive pictures with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes which contain lots of details and interesting trivia to spice up your class.
NOTE: If this Powerpoint doesn’t come in the new color scheme, it comes with one slide that has the whole flowchart in the newer color scheme, if you want to convert the other slides. I’m in the process of converting all the Powerpoints to the new color scheme over the next year. Check the free preview to see if this particular lesson has been converted yet.
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