War of the Roses Lesson Plan

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

Remember the drama-filled soap operas? Now reality shows have taken their place. But do students know this kind of drama existed in the 15th century in England? They'll find out in this lesson plan that includes a video, discussion questions, an activity and a quiz.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • discuss the structure of the reign of England in the 15th century
  • identify the two main families who struggled to gain control
  • describe the important battles that impacted the reign of conflict

Length

60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.5

Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.6

Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author's point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).

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