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Magna Carta

The Magna Carta resource pack has been produced against the backdrop of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. It is intended for use in Citizenship classes for Key Stages 3 and 4.

The Magna Carta resource provides a historical context for rule of law principles, tracing their origins back to the 1215 document. It highlights the relevance of those principles that endure even today in our modern justice system.

This resource can be used as either a standalone lesson without any other resources or an additional component to the Bingham Centre's resources for a six-lesson Key Stage 3 citizenship course on the justice system.

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Magna Carta Resource Pack

Multimedia Resources

Introduction to the Magna Carta

In this video, the historical context of the Magna Carta is explained, as well as how different versions of the Magna Carta came about. The video briefly explores the key ideas in the Magna Carta and what survives today in our modern justice system.

Magna Carta Fundamental Concepts (Audio Slideshow)

In this slideshow, students follow Bardolph, a medieval peasant, and his encounter with the justice system and rights under the Magna Carta.