Author Archives: Kerry Turner

About Kerry Turner

Director of ICT at Nottingham High School

The Civil War and Civil War Project

Our final topic this term will be The English Civil War. HistoryontheNet has a solid overview of the topic, as does the text book. Please use the text book and the document handed out in class in order to complete … Continue reading

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Exam Revision

Your Summer exam timetable and revision sessions with Mrs O’Brien can be found on the main page of the school website. http://www.nottinghamhigh.co.uk/  Guidance for the History exam can be found in the History section: http://www.nottinghamhigh.co.uk/senior-school/academic-departments/history/year8/year8worksheets/ Students might find this tool for creating their … Continue reading

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Trip to Leeds Armouries

I’m sure that everyone had an good day yesterday at the Armouries. I shall be going over the worksheets you filled in once we’ve completed the work on the Gunpowder Plot. Please would you share any photographs you took at … Continue reading

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Gunpowder, Plot & Treason!(1605)

We’ll be working on the case for or against the gunpowder plotters over the next week or so. An excellent website from show.me has a good overview of events, full of original material. If you’ve left your text book at … Continue reading

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Mary Tudor & Elizabeth Part 2

Students will be creating a mind map summary of the religious changes in England between 1529 and 1559. This will be done in a useful mind mapping tool bubbl.us. The content will be provided from the booklet on Mary & … Continue reading

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Edward VI, Mary Tudor & Elizabeth

We’ll be looking at Henry’s children and the effect they had on the English Reformation over a couple of weeks. See this religious “helter skelter” diagram. We’ll be looking at Edward VI, Mary 1 and Elizabeth 1. I thought students … Continue reading

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Henry VIII: Dissolution of the Monasteries.

Henry VIII took his most decisive step against the power of the church (in England) in 1538, when he began the Dissolution of the Monasteries. He did it piecemeal, perhaps to avoid too much outcry at the start. First the … Continue reading

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Henry VIII: The King’s Great Problem

We’ll be spending some time on Henry VIII during this half term. Students should look at this table document on Henry VIII.  It will form the basis of the information which students should use for the section on  ‘The King’s Great Problem’. … Continue reading

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Nicholas Jennings – The Upright Man

We’ve been completing work on various aspects of Tudor life recently and in our previous lessons we have studied certain beggars and thieves at this time. We’re going to look a little more deeply at the “King” of thieves – … Continue reading

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Life in Tudor Times

We’re going to see how the people would have lived during Henry VIII’s time. We spent a lesson looking at average ages of the Tudors and saw that averages can be deceptive. We also tried to identify items for every day use … Continue reading

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