The National Archives: Gunpowder Plot

11/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perhaps you’ve wondered about the origin of the stylized masks worn by members of the hacker group, Anonymous, and those in the Occupy movement. They harken back to Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 in England. November 5 celebrates the failed conspiracy to assassinate King James I by Guy Fawkes and his cohorts. The mask was used on an effigy of Guy Fawkes and came to symbolize protest. With this site you can try to uncover the plans of those who plotted against James I by examining primary source documents that relate to the plot. The site includes some notes for teachers for using this in a lesson, as well as extension activities.
courtesy of Knovation

Want to read more stories like this?

Get our Free Newsletter Here!

comments powered by Disqus

Aperture Education Re-affirms its Commitment to Protecting Student Data

Company signs Student Privacy Pledge and launches new web page to shar...

Insight ADVANCE Launches New Data Management Tools for Its Video Coaching & Evaluation Platform

New data functionality in ADVANCEfeedback® empowers teachers, coa...

T&L Partner Post
Tweets