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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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Habeas corpus, human rights and detention

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

    In this activity, pupils are introduced to the principle of habeas corpus and how it relates to Magna Carta 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Introduction to Magna Carta: why was it created?

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

    To underpin the significance of Magna Carta, students first need to understand how and why it came about. This ...

  • Legal aid

    Language:English Curriculum:UK Level: Ages 14 to 16 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 in the 17th century

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

    An understanding of both the significant legacy of Magna Carta and how it influenced later developments in ...

  • Magna Carta: My Digital Rights

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

    Magna Carta: My Digital Rights is a new national schools programme inviting young people across the UK and overseas ...

  • Magna Carta, parliament and representation of the...

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

    This activity introduces pupils to the relationship between Magna Carta and the development of parliament. ...

  • 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: ...