Guy Fawkes Activities & Games

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

This lesson helps students learn about Guy Fawkes through hands-on, interactive learning activities for whole and small groups. These activities and games are best used in middle school and above.

Teaching About Guy Fawkes

Though Guy Fawkes is a well-known figure in England, many American children have never heard of the man who conspired to blow up Parliament in 1605. The failure of his plot, known as the 'Gunpowder Plot,' is commemorated on November 5 in the United Kingdom with bonfires and fireworks celebrations.

This lesson offers some interesting activities to help your students better understand this historical figure after direct instruction.

Was He Guilty?

After teaching the story of Guy Fawkes, help students increase their understanding by hosting a mock trial. Having students get in the shoes of Fawkes and other key players sets the stage for some deep conversations.


  • Access to technology and the internet
  • Index cards
  • Prepared role cards for Fawkes, King James VI, Lord Monteagle, Robert Cecil, detectives, lawyers, judge and jury

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