Key Stage 4 | Subject: History, Drama, Citizenship | Topics: Rebellion, Democracy
Nottingham Castle has been the site of many a rebellion – from the Anarchy of the 12th Century to the Suffragettes plotting to blow up the galleries. The Castle has been besieged, burnt down and breached – by Richard the Lionheart! – all in 1000 years of its history and all because people wanted change.
Today we vote, we tweet, we have access to newspapers and the internet, and we have the right to express our opinions. But what options did our ancestors have? What could they do when peaceful means were not enough? And when is rebellion justified?
- Understand Nottingham role as a place of historic and national importance
- Be immersed in the stories of the protest, riot and rebellion, in a location where it actually happened
- Understand how we know about events in the past and learn to question sources of evidence
- Core elements of GCSE History – Britain: Power and the People: c.1170 to the present day, and Explaining the Modern World (Power: Monarchy and democracy in Britain c.1000 to 2014)
- Development of the political system of democratic government in the UK
- Actively promoting fundamental British values
- Selecting and organising information and ideas effectively and persuasively for formal spoken presentations and debates