Guy Fawkes



"Remember Remember the 5th of November
The gunpowder treason and plot
I know of no reason
Why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot"


Four hundred years ago, the 5th of November 1605, a man called Guy Fawkes and a group of friends tried to kill the King James I by blowing up the Houses of Parliament. 

WHY DID THEY WANT TO KILL THE KING?
Because the king was the president of England, but people hadn't voted for him. Also, at that time the main religion was the Protestant religion. Guy Fawkes was a catholic and he wanted more rights for catholics, but James I didn't want to give them any more rights.

DID THEY KILL THE KING?
No, they didn't. Guy Fawkes was discovered and taken to the Tower of London. There, he was tortured and beheaded.

BONFIRE NIGHT
Nowadays, people celebrate that Guy Fawkes' plan to kill the king didn't succeed with bonfires and fireworks on the 5th of November. They make "Guys" to burn them on the bonfires. 

This video might help you to understand better what happened:

Guy Fawkes


You can read more about Guy Fawkes by clicking on the following image:

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/guy/history.htm

Your first task is to write the story of Guy Fawkes in groups of 4/5 students. Write your story on a word document and include photos to make it more attractive. Upload your story to issuu and send the link to the teacher. The deadline is the 5th of November.

Your story must include the following elements:
  • A photo of Guy Fawkes and an explanation of what he wants to do.
  • A photo of the Houses of Parliament and an explanation of why this building is important in the story.
  • A photo of James I and a short text explaining why Guy Fawkes wants to kill him.
  • A photo of the Tower of London explaining why this place is important in the story.
  • A photo of a bonfire and fireworks explaining how people celebrate Guy Fawkes nowadays.
  • Any other information you think is interesting in the story of Guy Fawkes.
  • Use the Present simple to write your story. 
  • Pay attention to word order and punctuation.
ENJOY!!!


STUDENTS' WORK:

DAVID VALERO, MARÍA CANDEL AND MÓNICA



MIREYA, ALEXIA, GABRIELA AND LAURA MARÍA



ANA MARÍA, ANA ISABEL AND MARIBEL


JESÚS TORRANO AND PABLO PRIETO


JESÚS ROJO, ISABEL, INÉS, JOSÉ LUIS AND 
ALEJANDRO ROJO


RODRIGO AYALA


ELENA CLARA, LAURA VERDÚ, PATRICIA, AIDA AND ANDREA
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