This is not so much a full lesson as an introduction to the Break with Rome. It revolves around the use of a pound coin. Pupils do a rubbing and try to decipher the letters on a modern one pound coin . But what does it say on the coin and what on earth has this got to do with Henry VIII? Read on and find out!
- pupils should realise that major religious changes took place in Henry VIII’s reign which have implications for us today
- pupils understand the terms Catholic and Protestant and the role of the Pope as head of the Catholic Church
- pupils realise that something important must have happened for Henry to have fallen out with the Pope
NB This might be an expensive lesson as it involves pupils making a rubbing of a one pound coin. I suggest one coin between two. Make sure you count all the coins out and count them all in again, as if you need reminding!!!
Produce a pound coin from your pocket or purse. An enlarged version is included on the PowerPoint to help you pick out the detail. Ask the obvious question, “You all know what