The Gunpowder Plot

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  • 1. Government Conspiracy or Terrorist Plot?
  • 2. The Gunpowder Plot; Government Conspiracy or Terrorist Plot? Is there more to The Gunpowder Plot than meets the eye?Some historians believe that thewhole plot was a governmentconspiracy to convince James Ithat the Catholics could not betrusted, and that the plotterswere just pawns in the hands ofRobert Cecil.They believe that Cecil arrangedthe whole thing in a bid to getJames to ban Catholics alltogether.
  • 3. The Gunpowder Plot; Government Conspiracy or Terrorist Plot? What is a conspiracy?A conspiracy is a secretagreement betweentwo or more people toperform an unlawfulact.
  • 4. GROUP TASKWork in your assigned Groups tosort the cards into two groups.One group for “Arguments for thetheory of a GovernmentConspiracy”.One group for “Arguments for thetheory of a Terrorist Plot”.Discuss each card and decidebetween you which Group the cardbelongs to.
  • 5. The Gunpowder Plot; Government Conspiracy or Terrorist Plot? What do you think?
  • 6. WRITTEN TASKPut the title “The Gunpowder Plot;Government Conspiracy or TerroristPlot?” in your exercise books.Write a sentence about whyhistorians think that theGunpowder Plot was a conspiracy.Write a sentence about whyhistorians think that theGunpowder Plot was a terroristplot.Write a sentence about whichtheory that you believe is true.
  • 7. WRITTEN TASKThe Gunpowder Plot; GovernmentConspiracy or Terrorist Plot?Some historians believe that theGunpowder Plot was a conspiracybecause…Some historians believe that theGunpowder Plot was a terrorist plotbecause…I believe that the Gunpowder Plotwas a ……..