Year 8 Take on the Role of King James I 23/09/19

Students in Year 8 are learning about King James I in their History lessons this term. They are deciphering through primary sources, the good and bad points about the King. Students are learning how to analyse; rather than expressing their opinions, they have revealed their creative sides… through composing puppet shows! Students created puppets from just an ice-lolly stick and a printed, or in some cases, a drawn portrait of King James I. Some students used a sock and some even made their puppets move! Their artistic and creative talents have really come to the forefront. Students took on the role of King James I, and explained in Stuart speak, why he should be King. It was a fun and creative way to support students’ understanding of different interpretations of King James I.

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