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Stories from Parliament is a series of audio dramas each telling a story from Parliaments' past. Each episode is accompanied by specially-commissioned illustrations and images from the Parliamentary art and archive collections that bring each story to life.
This episode is the exciting conclusion to the infamous Gunpowder Plot in which a group of men plotted to kill James I and destroy Parliament in 1605.
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Time required: 8 minutes (with lesson plans: time variable)
Students will learn:
- chronological understanding - knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past
- historical events linked to Parliament and the development of democracy in the United Kingdom
Using the assembly plan, students will learn:
- to consider the events of the Gunpowder Plot and what it teaches about prejudice and discrimination
Using the 7-14 years lesson plan, students will learn:
- the key facts of the story
- to develop filmic approaches to storytelling
- to consider characters and different points of view
These resources can be used separately or together in three easy steps:
1) Show the episode as part of a school or class assembly
2) Use the fact files to discover more of the key information around the story
3) Choose a lesson plan activity to complete in class
An assembly plan to accompany the audio drama.
pdf file - 139 KB
The what, when, who and why of the Gunpowder Plot.
pdf file - 227 KB
Full curriculum links and suggestions for using this resource in the classroom.
pdf file - 205 KB
Download the full transcript of the story.
pdf file - 211 KB