Magna Carta – Lesson 1 – Introduction – A brief history of representation in nearly 60 seconds

About this teacher’s resource

This unit provides pupils with a foundation knowledge of what Magna Carta is, and why it is considered of historical importance.
At the end of the unit, pupils will have gathered information that can be used to write a short piece on what makes something of historical importance, and why Carta is such an important document.

Magna Carta

Magna Carta is called the most important document in history. So important that people still call upon it 800 years later. But where did it come from and why did people die for it? Jump into the 13th century and decide for yourself why Magna Carta keeps coming back…

Find out more at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/medieval/magna-carta/