Magna Carta

King John Signing Magna Carta

Class Starter

  1. What do you see?
  2. Who do you think these men are?
  3. What is the document they are presenting to him?
  4. What do you think it might contain?
  5. This is a charter outlining an agreement between King John and the English nobles. How might a charter affect the men standing around the table?

How might it affect King John?

  1. How might this charter contribute to the decline of feudalism and rise of democratic thought?

Magna Carta article & video clip

What is the Magna Carta? Why was it created?  Why does the Magna Carta matter today?

About victoriaruss

I teach World History, Civics, AP Psychology, and AP Government at West Bladen High School.
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