Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night - Video Lesson

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Pocket History animated video. Every year on November 5th, Britain celebrates the event known as 'Bonfire Night' or sometimes 'Guy Fawkes Night' with fireworks and bonfires all over the country. This short, gruesome but humorous video tells the history behind the event. The story follows the plot by a group of Catholics to assassinate the first Stuart king of England, James 1, by using gunpowder in an attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. It illustrates why the plot failed and also shows the fates of main plotters and it's effect on British culture.

This lesson contains.

1. The video for this lesson has now been moved to TPT and can be accessed for streaming. (The online HD version is still available as a link in the supporting documents) The movie is Quicktime. Please make sure you have this software before downloading.

2. A six page pdf worksheet for students providing;
a. Questions about the video.
b. The full text of the video outlining the history of Guy Fawkes
and the Gunpowder Plot.
c. Vocabulary exercise based on the text.
d. Reading comprehension questions.
e. Remember, remember rhyme gap fill activity.
f. A page of useful words, people and facts related to the period.
g. A review quiz based on the information presented in the video
and text.

3. A seven page teacher manual containing answers to the quizzes and some useful links.

This animated video was made by kibishipaul (Paul Carr).

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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