Bonfire Night

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Bonfire Night

  1. 1. Guy Fawkes & Bonfire Night
  2. 2. Bonfire Night <ul><li>Bonfire Night is celebrated across the UK on 5 November. </li></ul><ul><li>The date marks the failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament by Guy Fawkes along with a group of co-conspirators in London in 1605. </li></ul>
  3. 3. THE PLOT <ul><li>The intention was to kill King James I and wipe out everyone in government. </li></ul><ul><li>The group were Catholic extremists who wanted to return England to the Catholic faith. </li></ul>
  4. 4. THE GUNPOWDER PLOT <ul><li>Guy Fawkes and friends formulated a plan, known as the 'Gunpowder Plot‘. </li></ul><ul><li>They rolled 36 barrels of gunpowder into the cellars of the Houses of Parliament, and were waiting for the king to arrive when guards broke in and arrested them. </li></ul><ul><li>They were tortured and executed. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Bonfire Night celebrations <ul><li>Nowadays on Bonfire Night people organise parties or attend big organised fireworks displays. </li></ul><ul><li>They stand around the bonfire and set off fireworks. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Throughout England, towns and villages burn THE GUY (an effigy made out of old clothes stuffed with paper or straw). </li></ul><ul><li>The Guy is a reminder of Guy Fawkes. </li></ul><ul><li>They sing: </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot, We see no reason, Why gunpowder treason, Should ever be forgot! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Bonfire Night Food <ul><li>The bonfires are also used to cook potatoes wrapped in foil and to heat up soup. </li></ul><ul><li>The traditional cake eaten on bonfire night is Parkin Cake. </li></ul><ul><li>Other foods include sausages and marshmallows toasted in the fire. </li></ul>
  8. 8. “ A penny for the Guy” <ul><li>During the days before Bonfire Night, children used to take their home-made guys out on the street and ask for &quot;a penny for the Guy&quot; for fireworks.  </li></ul><ul><li>Children, in some areas, blacken their faces as Guy Fawkes when he plotted to blow up parliament. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Famous Bonfire Night celebrations <ul><li>In Ottery St Mary (Devon), teams of strong men carry flaming tar barrels on their shoulders down the length of the town’s High Street. </li></ul><ul><li>In Lewis (East Sussex), Bonfire Boys parade through the streets in costume with torches. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Links <ul><li>Bonfirenight.net </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Funsocialstudies </li></ul><ul><li>Activityvillage </li></ul><ul><li>Ictacchiventuri </li></ul><ul><li>Guy Fawkes.com </li></ul><ul><li>Parliament.UK </li></ul><ul><li>Fireworks night </li></ul>
  11. 11. ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Isabel Pérez </li></ul><ul><li>Isabel Pérez </li></ul><ul><li>Audiolingua.eu listening </li></ul><ul><li>Kiko4u listening comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Guy Fawkes ’ vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Safe Firework game </li></ul><ul><li>Bonfire Night quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Gunpowder Plot quickquiz </li></ul><ul><li>Gunpowder Plot wordsearch </li></ul>

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