Episode 2 - Bloodlust and Boleyn's
Henry VIII meets Anne Boleyn and falls head over heals in love with Anne Boleyn, a new arrival from France to the English court. She is not a classical English beauty, but is intelligent and witty. Henry VIII is charmed by her. She is determined to keep Henry at arm's length, was this a ploy to become queen or was it simply a matter of not having a choice? Their love story causes much upheaval for England as Henry VIII decides to divorce Catherine to marry Anne in order to get a son. A son is the only person who can succeed to the English throne. England's religious are thrown into turmoil as Henry VIII breaks with the Catholic Church. Now, courtiers who thought themselves friends of the King must constantly look over their shoulders. The historians exploring Henry VIII as a Monarch go to an interesting source to learn about the relationship between Anne and Henry.
Things with Anne do not go according to plan as she only produces a daughter. This time the solution Henry VIII comes up with entails getting rid of an unwanted wife...permanently. Henry VIII starts his slide into madness and will become the Monster history makes him out to be.
If you need some research into Henry VIII for a class lecture, I recommend you use this documentary just for the fact it offers another perspective on Henry VIII, more so than the typical "Henry VIII was a madman."
I created several questions to go with this documentary. Just copy and paste them into a word document to distribute in the classroom just in case you decide to use this series in the classroom. Since there's a lot available out there on Henry VIII, I want the student to have a chance to reflect on what they learned about Henry VIII. You can format anyway you want.
For use in the classroom: just highlight, copy and paste into a word document or a google document for use in the classroom. You can easily format these questions to your specifications.
Link to the YouTube video is here.
This is another fantastic channel for a social studies class: Bright Sun Channel
The information in each episode is well written and well presented. It's also a good mix of historical and modern history, economics, and interesting topics. There are several series such as Abandoned, Story of and Bankrupt. Jake is a good narrator and each episode is well thought out and well organized.
My Five top picks of videos (in no particular order):
Abandoned - Centralia
Story of the Oceanos
Story of Andrea Doria
Abandoned - Houston Astrodome
Abandoned - Charity Hospital
Teachers and homeschoolers should definitely check out this channel.
Simon is back! This channel explores the world and all it's unique places.
Teachers and students alike should be able to find something to learn about.
I found this fantastic channel on YouTube about historical figures. If you're a teacher and you need a quick clip about a historical figure for your class this is the channel for you.
It's called Biographics and Simon is a fantastic narrator. You can learn about Jackson Pollock or Richard Wagner, you can learn about mass murderers or aviators through this channels. There are a variety of historic figures featured on the channel and there is no excuse to not find someone interesting to learn about!
Channel Link: www.youtube.com/channel/UClnDI2sdehVm1zm_LmUHsjQ
I developed a short worksheet to go with the Biographics Channel that teachers can use in their classroom whether it is real or virtual.
I'm a librarian with an active imagination who likes to create. Genealogist and Researcher.
My Teachers Pay Teachers Store! Worksheets available as a Word Document.
I am also on Lulu! If you're interested in genealogy I have several books available!
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