Y8 Queen Elizabeth I History Research

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Our current humanities topic in Year 8 at Lansdowne School is to investigate the life of Queen Elizabeth I. The pupils have already carried out plenty of research using library resources as well as looking online.

We started a recent session by recapping on some of the knowledge that we already know. Year 8 were able to identify some of the physical features of the Tudor Queen. We have seen how she had bright orange hair.

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The main achievements during her reign were also shared. Year 8 have looked in particular at how Queen Elizabeth was able to stop England being invaded by the Spanish Armada.

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The pupils have completed a series of worksheets to help with this learning. Spider diagrams have been drawn to summarise the scope of our knowledge. The students have also answered a true or false series of question based on the life of Queen Elizabeth I.

Our Elizabethan learning came to a close with each class member designing a poster to put across all of our research knowledge.

We also have the most amazing class display in the humanities learning area at Lansdowne School. The Year 8 pupils have been building some Tudor style houses to help with our understanding of this historical period.

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