The Princes in the Tower Fun Activities

Alison Weir (historian)
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 125 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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Family Tree

Make your own family tree, like Weir's genealogy of the Houses of York and Lancaster. Research into your family's past and make a visual representation to present to the class.

Shakespeare's Richard III

Read Shakespeare's version of Richard III. How much has he dramatized? How much of the story is factual? Write a brief compare/contrast paper and be prepared to present your findings to the class.

Costume Project

Research the type of clothing people typically wore during Richard III's era. Were there large differences between the nobility and the commoners? Be prepared to present your findings to the class, complete with visual representation of the costumes.

Have a Mock Trial

Divide the class up into groups, including a prosecutor, defense attorney, witnesses, and jury members. Hold a mock trial on whether or not King Richard III is guilty of killing his nephews the Princes. Be...

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