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Lesson Plan: King John of England Signs the Magna Carta

Lesson Details

Subject: History

Grade level: High School

Duration: 1 hour

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the historical context of the Magna Carta
  • Understand the significance of the Magna Carta in limiting the power of the monarchy
  • Can explain the principle of the rule of law established by the Magna Carta

Methodology

The lesson will begin with a brief lecture on the historical context of the Magna Carta and the events that led to its signing. Students will then work in pairs to read and analyze excerpts from the Magna Carta, identifying key provisions and their significance. The class will then come together for a group discussion on the importance of the Magna Carta in limiting the power of the monarchy and establishing the principle of the rule of law.

Resources/Materials

  • Copies of the Magna Carta excerpts
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Projector and screen

Activities

  • Lecture on historical context of Magna Carta (10 minutes)
  • Pair work analyzing Magna Carta excerpts (20 minutes)
  • Group discussion on importance of Magna Carta (25 minutes)
  • Wrap-up and review (5 minutes)

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