Teaching resources

Explore a range of Magna Carta-related teaching resources for use in primary and secondary school classrooms. These are designed to help teachers get the most out of this website. Our Magna Carta website has been awarded the ACT Quality Mark for Citizenship Teaching Resources.

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  • Discovering the medieval context of Magna Carta

    Language:English Curriculum:UK Level: Ages 7 to 11 Subject:History

    This PowerPoint presentation will guide students through key ideas in the history of Magna Carta. Explore the ...

  • Perceptions of King John in the 17th century

    Language:English Curriculum:UK Level: Ages 11 to 14 Subject:History

    This activity aims to examine perceptions of King John with a focus on two particular sources from the 16th century: ...

  • Did Magna Carta apply to women?

    Language:English Curriculum:UK Level: Ages 11 to 14 Subject:History

    This activity is designed to form a small part of a much wider understanding of how the legacy of Magna Carta ...

  • Magna Carta and its global influence

    Language:English Curriculum:UK Levels: Ages 11 to 14, Ages 7 to 11 Subject:History

    The Magna Carta’s journey across the country in medieval times provides a fascinating insight into medieval ...

  • Right to a fair trial

    Language:English Curriculum:UK Level: Ages 11 to 14 Subject:Citizenship

    One of the clauses in Magna Carta that remains a part of English Law today, concerns the right to justice and a ...

  • Human rights: A ‘Magna Carta’ for all humanity

    Language:English Curriculum:UK Levels: Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16 Subject:Citizenship

    The 1215 Magna Carta can be understood as an important, early human rights document that both limited the power ...

  • Significant people: the struggle for rights, liber...

    Language:English Curriculum:UK Level: Ages 11 to 14 Subject:Citizenship

    In this final activity, pupils reflect on their learning about Magna Carta and its legacy through the roles and ...

  • How can a peace treaty become an enticement to go...

    Language:English Curriculum:UK Levels: Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 Subject:History

    This lesson provides a fascinating insight into, not only the influence of Magna Carta on other nations, but ...

  • Writing and communication in medieval times

    Language:English Curriculum:UK Level: Ages 11 to 14 Subject:History

    How did people find out about Magna Carta during the 13th century? The Magna Carta’s journey across the country ...

  • Should we remember Magna Carta?

    Language:English Curriculum:UK Levels: Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 Subject:History

    The significance of Magna Carta in political and constitutional history is extremely complex. The fact that we ...

  • Young people and the justice system

    Language:English Curriculum:UK Level: Ages 11 to 14 Subject:Citizenship

    One of the clauses in the 1215 Magna Carta that remains a part of English Law today, is the right to justice and ...

  • Introduction to Magna Carta: Does Magna Carta matt...

    Language:English Curriculum:UK Levels: Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16 Subject:Citizenship

    In this introductory activity, students find out what Magna Carta is, how it came about and why many believe it ...

  • Who benefitted from Magna Carta?

    Language:English Curriculum:UK Level: Ages 11 to 14 Subject:History

    The significance of Magna Carta is debated by historians, and many point to its legacy in later centuries for a ...

  • Magna Carta and the English Civil War

    Language:English Curriculum:UK Level: Ages 11 to 14 Subject:History

    This activity aims to examine the relationship between Magna Carta and the English Civil War through primary ...

  • Magna Carta and Radicalism

    Language:English Curriculum:UK Levels: Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 Subject:History

    This activity will explore how Magna Carta - as a symbol of freedom, rights and liberties - influenced 18th and ...