The Great Fire of London
On Sunday 2 September 1666 a small spark from a baker’s oven in Pudding Lane began a fire that ravaged the streets of London for 3 nights. Explore the events of the Great Fire of London with pupils with these free teaching resources, including a clip from Sky Atlantic’s British TV series and a lesson plan from TES partner National Schools Partnership.
The British: The Great Fire of London
Watch this clip in class and use the lesson plan to explore the events of the great fire.
Sky Atlantic’s compelling resource brings to life defining moments from over 2000 years of British history. This fascinating video and detailed lesson plan provide students with amazing insight into the ways in which the Romans have contributed to shaping the nation’s history.
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More Great Fire resources from TES users
- A pictorial presentation re-telling the events that unfolded on the streets of London in 1666.
- Show pupils snippets of Pepys’ report of the fire as part of a project to encourage students to start their own diaries.
- Encourage pupils to imagine what it would have been like to be in London at the time of the Great Fire with this PowerPoint presentation.
- Match up cards to help pupils remember the order events happened on the night of the fire.
- Recreate the spread of the fire safely in class with this engaging drama activity.
- From dictionary skills to spelling, acrostic poems to colouring-in, this activity book is packed with tasks to improve pupils’ literacy skills and historical knowledge.
- Develop pupils’ confidence with source analysis with these images from Encyclopaedia Britannica.
- From 17th century Grand Designs to hot news reports, this lesson pack has plenty of creative activities to help pupils remember the details of the Great Fire.
- Use this PowerPoint as a springboard to get pupils creating sculptures to represent the fire.
- A quick quiz to see how much pupils know about the Great Fire of London.
- What did Charles II do after the fire had swept through London’s streets? Pupils decide whether he made good or bad choices in this discussion lesson.