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Week 2: Princes in the Tower

January 10, 2010 Leave a comment

After viewing the Starkey Video, we’ll be studying further evidence on this topic.

This week we’ll be looking at the section of work on the defence of Richard lll, as we’ve completed the prosecution‘s side of the case. Once done, we’ll use a table to summarise evidence against all those considered as guilty in the crime of the Princes’ murder. The evidence will be summarised into an essay. In order to build up a case for each person implicated in the murders, we shall use a Web 2.0 application called Museum Box.  Instructions for using the application are to be found in this document. (It is a graphic rich pdf, so be patient whilst it opens.)

1. Plan carefully. Who do you consider to be guilty of the Princes’ murder? Type the name into a word processed document.

2. Build a case for AND against an individual.

3. Use the study unit, books from the library, the internet and any other information you might have to construct your case.

4. Each student will work on ONE museum box. Each box has several cubes. One ‘murderer’ can be contained in a single cube.

5. Use the cube to add material to your case.

6. As each cube has 6 sides, you might consider adding  images to 2 of the sides, some information which you’ve sourced which DEFENDS the person you’re writing about, and information which PROSECUTES them on another 2 of the sides. On the last 2 sides, you could type up your opinion as to whether the person is guilty or not and on the final side – surprise me!

7. As a suggestion, you might like to consider these people: Richard lll, Henry Vll, Duke of Buckingham, Henry Stafford, Mary Beaufort.

Postscript:

Princes in the Tower – Museum Box

Many students had a very good grasp of how to construct a museum box, so well done!

In terms of the content provided on the boxes, students should take care not to “lift” factual material onto the sides of the boxes. It would have been better if you had:

  • Selected which behaviour of your chosen character might have been seen as a “guilty” action – and why.
  • Selected which behaviour of your chosen character might have been seen as a “not guilty” action – and why.

Some examples of museum boxes which scored a “Good” are below. (Click on the image to go through to the Box.)

Please also take care to sign up to a school as “Other” and “Publish” your final piece of work so that I can access it more easily.

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