Magna Carta Educational Resources

Magnus Carter, a brave little mole

Magnus Carter, a brave little mole

Magnus Carter is inspired by the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. At the back of our book we have summarised key facts about King John and Magna Carta.

For those who are curious to know more about Magna Carta, the history and celebrations this year, we have gathered together some resources and links below.

We hope you find them helpful and interesting.

KS1 Lesson Ideas

Click on these links for ideas on how to use Magnus Carter to introduce the concepts of justice and liberty to younger children, working within some of the key target learning objectives of KS1.

MC Lesson Plans KS1 English

Magna Carta 800 Commitee

The committee was set up to co-ordinate and provide a strategic lead in determining the nature of the 800th Centenary celebrations of the sealing of the Magna Carta.

The website provides a wonderful resource for historical facts, educational resources and Magna Carta Events. From specially commissioned BBC documentaries and books, to academic conferences, public exhibitions, local community events and a Magna Carta tourism trail, there are hundreds of exciting events  listed on this website.

The schools section provides links to books, downloads, KS2 lesson plans and further resources

 Houses of Parliament

Have a wide range of resources, mainly for KS2 at Primary level, including lesson plans and videos.—magna-carta/

 British Library

A learning programme to accompany the exhibition, Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy, is available for Primary and Secondary schools and includes exhibition workshops, conferences and online resources for History and Citizenship students and teachers.

In addition, a new national initiative, Magna Carta: My Digital Rights, bridging 800 years since Magna Carta was sealed and the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, will launch in February 2015 encouraging young people in schools across the UK to contribute towards a bill of rights for the Internet.

BBC History Magazine

A series of articles concerning Magna Carta and related topics, including

“8 facts about Magna Carta: how much do you know?” by Emma McFarnon