Edexcel GCSE History: Early Elizabethan England, 1558–88

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B4 Early Elizabethan England, 1558–88

In this module, students will cover the following topics in line with the Edexcel specifications booklet. Detailed information for the module can be found on page 24-25.

Topics include:

Key topic 1: Queen, government and religion, 1558–69

  • The situation on Elizabeth’s accession
  • The ‘settlement’ of religion
  • Challenge to the religious settlement
  • The problem of Mary, Queen of Scots

Key topic 2: Challenges to Elizabeth at home and abroad, 1569-88

  • Plots and revolts at home
  • Relations with Spain
  • Outbreak of war with Spain, 1585-88
  • The Armada

Key topic 3: Elizabethan society in the Age of Exploration, 1558–88

  • Education and leisure
  • The problem of the poor
  • Exploration and voyages of discovery
  • Raleigh and Virginia

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This module download also includes the following teaching resources:

  • Assessment 1 Features Of Elizabethan Government (pptx)
  • Assessment 2 Catholic Threat To Elizabeth I (pptx)
  • Assessment 3 Colonial Settlements (pptx)
  • Edexcel GCSE History Exam Booklets (zip)
  • Elizabeth I Sow (docx)
  • Elizabethan England Week 1 Homework (docx)
  • Elizabethan England Week 1 Homework (pdf)
  • Elizabethan England Week 2 Homework (docx)
  • Elizabethan England Week 2 Homework (pdf)
  • Elizabethan England Week 3 Homework (pdf)
  • Elizabethan England Week 3 Homework (docx)
  • Elizabethan England Week 4 Homework (pdf)
  • Elizabethan England Week 4 Homework (docx)
  • L1 (docx)
  • L1 (pdf)
  • L1 England Upon Elizabeth I S Accession (pptx)
  • L1 Market Place Information Sheets (pdf)
  • L1 Market Place Information Sheets (docx)
  • L1 Marketplace Chart (pdf)
  • L1 Marketplace Chart (pptx)
  • L10 1601 Poor Law Information (pdf)
  • L10 1601 Poor Law Information (docx)
  • L10 Elizabethan Poor (pptx)
  • L11 Elizabethan Exploration And The Voyages Of Discovery (pptx)
  • L11 Voyages Of Discovery Mind Map (pdf)
  • L11 Voyages Of Discovery Mind Map (pptx)
  • L11 Where S My Pressie- Blackadder Bbc (mp4)
  • L12 Establishment Of The Virginia Colony Snowballing Sheet (pdf)
  • L12 Establishment Of The Virginia Colony Snowballing Sheet (docx)
  • L12 Raleigh Facebook Template (doc)
  • L12 Raleigh Facebook Template (pdf)
  • L12 The Virginia Colony Apush Period 1 2 Chapter 1 2 (mp4)
  • L2 Elizabeth I S Religious Settlement (pptx)
  • L2 Religious Settlement Information (docx)
  • L2 Religious Settlement Information (pdf)
  • L2 Tudor Religion Comparison Chart (docx)
  • L2 Tudor Religion Comparison Chart (pdf)
  • L3 Challenges To Elizabeth S Religious Settlement (pptx)
  • L4 Should Elizabeth I Allow Mary To Stay In England (pdf)
  • L4 Threat Of Mary Queen Of Scots (pptx)
  • L4 Tudor Family Tree For Annotation (pdf)
  • L4 Tudor Family Tree For Annotation (docx)
  • L5 Domestic Threats To Elizabeth I (pptx)
  • L5 Mary Queen Of Scots Source Sheet (docx)
  • L5 Mary Queen Of Scots Source Sheet (pdf)
  • L5 Plots And Revolts Starter Activity (pdf)
  • L5 Plots And Revolts Starter Activity (docx)
  • L5 Revolts Presentation Information (pdf)
  • L5 Revolts Presentation Information (docx)
  • L5 Should Elizabeth I Allow Mary To Stay In England (docx)
  • L5 Should Elizabeth I Allow Mary To Stay In England Copy (docx)
  • L5 Should Elizabeth I Allow Mary To Stay In England Copy (pdf)
  • L6 (pdf)
  • L6 Anglo-Spanish Relations 1569-88 (pptx)
  • L6 Elizabeth I And The Netherlands (pdf)
  • L6 Elizabeth I And The Netherlands (docx)
  • L6 Increasing Tension With Spain Chart (docx)
  • L7 (docx)
  • L7 Actions Of Sir Frances Drake Chart (pdf)
  • L7 Drake Market Place Information (pdf)
  • L7 Drake Market Place Information (docx)
  • L7 Sir Francis Drake (pptx)
  • L8 English Luck Or Skill (docx)
  • L8 English Luck Or Skill (pdf)
  • L8 Spanish Armada (pptx)
  • L8 Spanish Armada Causes Diagram (docx)
  • L8 Spanish Armada Causes Diagram (pdf)
  • L9 Editable Education Market Place Chart (pptx)
  • L9 Editable Version Of Elizabethan Education Mind Map (pptx)
  • L9 Education Market Place Chart (pdf)
  • L9 Educational Market Place Chart (pdf)
  • L9 Elizabethan Education (pptx)
  • L9 Elizabethan Education Mind Map And Question (pdf)
  • L9 Female Education Market Place Information (docx)
  • L9 Female Education Market Place Information (pdf)
  • L9 Market Place Activity Education For Tudor Nobility (docx)
  • L9 Market Place Activity Education For Tudor Nobility (pdf)
  • L9 Market Place Material Education For The Middle Classes And The Poor (docx)
  • L9 Market Place Material Education For The Middle Classes And The Poor (pdf)
  • L9 Mini Afl Boxes (pdf)
  • L9 Mini Afl Editable Ppt (pptx)
  • L9a -Tudor Leisure In Elizabethan Times (pdf)
  • L9a -Tudor Leisure In Elizabethan Times (docx)