Instructional Video

Elizabeth I- Mini Biography

"Queen Elizabeth I was a rainbow of characteristics." Offer learners a glimpse into the personality and reign of Queen Elizabeth I with this brief video, which includes such events as the defeat of the Spanish armada and the establishment of the English Protestant church.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • This resource would serve as an excellent introduction into the Elizabethan era, particularly if you are studying the religious conflict of the period
  • Delve deeper into Elizabeth's reign by studying English drama or her significance as a female monarch
Classroom Considerations
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  • Learners should have an understanding of the significance of religion in European society in the sixteenth century, and particularly the difference between Protestantism and Catholicism, prior to beginning this video
  • Includes variety of interview excerpts regarding Queen Elizabeth, as well as images of primary source documents
  • Brief, engaging resource
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