Students read a brief history and overview of the Tower of London from the time of William the Conqueror to the Tower becoming a tourist attraction, answer 8 questions, and complete 4 creative tasks. Depending on your curriculum this may require students to do additional research for one of the creative tasks. Answers are included and the one creative tasks includes a sample layout. This would be great for a sub! *Updated to include images and a full page account of torture in the Tower.*
Sample questions include:
--Explain the different points of view held of the Tower in the first two centuries of its existence. Is one opinion more valid than another? Why or why not?
--Why did a tower have to be specifically built for the crown jewels?
--Describe an average Londoner’s reaction to seeing exotic animals for the first time at the menagerie. How do you think the animals were explained to people who had never traveled more than 40 miles from their homes before?
--Why did Richard have to have the princes killed in order to take the throne?
The creative tasks include making a pamphlet with 5 requirements, creating 3 different advertisements, and responding to two prompts, one about the perspective the Tower had of certain events, and one regarding London over the last 1,000 years.
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