Oliver Cromwell Lesson Plan

Instructor: Artem Cheprasov

Artem has a doctor of veterinary medicine degree.

This lesson plan will cover a text and a video lesson on Oliver Cromwell with various discussion topics, questions, vocabulary words, quizzes, and an activity that will help students understand this man's importance.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students should be able to:

  • explain Oliver Cromwell's early life and rise to prominence
  • discuss how Cromwell's faith seeped into his political life and what that meant to his subjects
  • understand the importance of Cromwell to English history


60-120 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.7

Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person's life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account.


Key Vocabulary

  • Oliver Cromwell
  • Gentry
  • Puritanism
  • Charles I
  • New Model Army
  • Rump Parliament
  • the Protectorate
  • Lord Protector of England
  • English Civil War
  • Royalists
  • Theocracy

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