Henry VIII- Mini Biography

Introduce young historians to the sweeping changes Henry VIII brought to England, including the establishment of the Church of England, in the sixteenth century as a result of his desire to marry Anne Boleyn and produce a male heir.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Research the validity of one of the claims posed in the video that King Henry VIII should be remembered for bringing a centralized government to England
  • Utilize this video as your learners review this portion of history in order to offer a more visual reference
Classroom Considerations

  • Queue video to skip third-party advertisement

  • Historians offer perspectives of Henry VIII in interview excerpts
  • Includes several primary source images to illustrate historical events

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