Activity At the start of the course, we looked at what life was like in the 16th century. We know that there were no computers in those days and news was spread by people and not through newspapers and blogs.
However, imagine that you are a reporter for an online news site who has been following the trial and is present at the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. Your readers want to know what happened at the trial and execution.
Write two blog entries: one for the trial in October 1586 and one for the execution in1587.
Appendix 2 Timeline This is a timeline of Mary’s life. While you are working through each section, fill in what happened in Mary’s life on these important dates.
8 December 1542
14 December 1542
9 September 1543
24 April, 1558
11 June 1560
30 June 1559
5 December 1560
19 August 1561
29 July 1565
9 March 1566
15 June 1566
9 February 1567
15 May 1567
24 July 1567
2 May 1568
13 May 1568
16 May 1568
15 October 1586
8 February 1587
Enquiry Skills Answer Opening statement Source A is____________________ in telling us __________________ _________________________________(repeat what the question asks).
very useful not very useful quite useful useful
Purpose The purpose of the source is to _________________________________
give information about... warn about... show ...
describe ... defend ... explain ...
Author The author of the source is ________________________.
Name of person Name of a magazine or newspaper Name of artist
Date This source was written in ___________________.
This makes it a ____________________ source.
Put in the date of the source. Is it a primary or secondary source?
Detail The detail of the source mentions _______________________________
Appendix 3 Who’s who? In this unit of work you will study the life of Mary, Queen of Scots. You will come across many different people and find out how they affected Mary’s life.
Before we begin, let’s meet some of the key people you will hear about in Mary’s story. Use these pages as a reminder of who’s who as you learn about Mary’s life.