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Gamify your classroom! This 5-10 minute warmer is a fun way to introduce the Spanish Armada to your class via role play. This interactive Power Point quickly sets the stage for Spanish Armada,and then puts the students in the shoes of Queen Elizabeth, giving them three options to respond to approaching Armada and their overwhelming numbers.
The Power Point shows hypothetical outcomes of the different options, as well as what the English actually did. It also briefly mentions the long term consequences of the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the colonization of North America by the English. I use this to introduce Jamestown, whose colonists were more worried about Spanish attack than Native Americans (initially)