Guy Fawkes and Guy Fawkes Day: Terrorist or Freedom Fighter? It depends on your perspective!
This brief, but thought-provoking lesson examines the history and cultural practices surrounding the British holiday, Guy Fawkes Day, a day that commemorates the failure of the Gunpowder Plot to eliminate Protestant rule in England on November 5, 1605.
This activity is great for a one-day look at British history and the religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants.
This activity includes:
Some Vocabulary to Define
Background to the Holiday
Interesting Cultural Notes
A Traditional Poem Recited on November 5
Closing Deep Thoughts for Discussion
A Link to a Fun 27 Minute Video that Dramatizes the History