Activity 3: Don't lose your head!
Vocabulary: citizen's right, dissolve parliament, Speaker, resolution, The Grand Remonstrance, invasion, The Nineteen Propositions, civil war, royalist, loyal, treason, beheaded, Lord Protector, impose taxes, consent, Petition of Rights, proceedings, abolish.
- The text to be read to students presents difficulties for ESL learners. If there are a substantial number of ESL learners in the class, modify this activity to a whole-class activity as shown below. (If there are only a few ESL learners, work with them as a small group.)
- Use a version of Handout 9 to tell the story as follows:
- Create a class wall chart version of the Timeline headers and grid, but without the boxes filled.
- Work horizontally through each date, telling the story as you go and filling in the blocks. Simplify the language used and the amount of text. At the end of each row discuss the question: Who has the most power? Write in the correct answer.
Activity 4: History Mystery Case #1640-49
- Instead of this activity, place ESL students in pairs to view Stories of Democracy CD ROM. They may need to view it more than once. On completion have them indicate on the chart the events mentioned on the CD ROM.
Note: Check that ESL learners understand the audio vocabulary of the CD ROM.
Note: The 'people' link on slide 1 of the CD ROM (Charles I) provides a useful summary which can be printed out for ESL learners.
- Provide sentence beginnings or jumbled split sentences to give a structure to assist ESL learners with this task.
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