What similarities and differences can we see between the Gunpowder Plotters and the IRA?

You can download the worksheet for today’s lesson here. If you cannot download the worksheet, complete the tasks in the yellow boxes below. KEY WORD:Paramilitary = A group that acts like a military, but fights against the state. STARTER: Quiz!Over the last two lessons we have explored The Gunpowder Plot and the IRA in NorthernContinue reading “What similarities and differences can we see between the Gunpowder Plotters and the IRA?”

Were the IRA freedom fighters or terrorists?

You can download the worksheet for today’s lesson here. If you cannot download the worksheet, complete the tasks in the yellow boxes on this webpage. KEY WORDS:Oppression = Long term, unfair treatment by an authority.Freedom fighter = A person who takes part in a revolutionary action against an oppressive government to gain freedom.Liberate = SetContinue reading “Were the IRA freedom fighters or terrorists?”

What were the aims and motivations of the Gunpowder Plotters?

You can download the worksheet and the comparison table for this lesson here. If you cannot download the worksheet, please complete the lessons in the yellow boxes below. KEY WORDS:Treason = To commit a betrayal against your country. This was seen as the worst type of crime in in Early Modern period.Heretic = Somebody whoContinue reading “What were the aims and motivations of the Gunpowder Plotters?”

What is terrorism?

You can download the worksheet below. If you are unable to download the worksheet, please complete the questions in the yellow box as you go through this webpage. SUCCESS CRITERIA: Good if you can define what terrorism means to you.Great if you can compare different historical examples of terrorism.Amazing if you can evaluate your definitionContinue reading “What is terrorism?”