Humanities Summative Assesment — Magna Carta Storyboard

Humanities Summative Assesment — Magna Carta Storyboard
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Humanities Summative assessing Criteria A and C. Storyboard depicting the creation, history, and consequences of Magna Carta. It evidences the 4 concepts of power, cause, consequence, and change for 4th graders. It depicts why Magna Carta was issued, and how it challenged and changed the king’s power. For an intended audience of 4th graders.

Storyboard Text

  • I am the most powerful man on England and no one can do anything about that!
  • King John
  • Lord
  • If you want to keep your land pay 50 pounds.
  • Why so much?
  • Tax collectors
  • Because the king orders it.
  • Milord we’re losing the war against France, we should surrender.
  • Commander
  • No! Start asking for higher taxes to gain more money to fund the war, we need to regain that territory at all costs.
  • King John
  • King John became king of England on 1199, and by 1215 he was considered by knights, peasants, and lords as a terrible king.
  • King John is making us loose money and a war, we need to limit his power because his ambition and abuse of power is leading us to ruin.
  • I’m agree and we will be controlling his actions to verify he is following the law.
  • The main reason why John was considered a bad king, was because he ordered everyone should pay very expensive taxes to do everything, specially lords for the ownership of land.
  • We demand a reunion with King John!
  • Or what?
  • Lords
  • We will attack this manor and rebel!
  • King John
  • The taxes were used to fund a war against France, to regain the territory England had lost, however England was losing the war and that made the taxes be even higher.
  • This document will forbid you of taking any action before asking a group of 25 lords. If you don’t sign it we will start an open rebellion.
  • King John
  • Losing the war to France and the high taxes annoyed the lords. So one day the northern lords decided to come up with an idea to limit John’s power.
  • I recommend that through a written document we put the law over him, and force him to satisfy the conditions.
  • Lords
  • That same day they did the first draft of the Magna Carta, and the next day they rode towards England. Once they reached England they demanded a reunion with King John.
  • Knight
  • Fine! We will meet tomorrow.
  • Lord
  • The next day on June 15, 1215 the lords and the king met. They made the king sign the Magna Carta document by threatening him to start a war if he didn’t. This document made that every action the king took now must be approved by the lords, so he couldn’t take any decision whenever he wanted but now he needed to ask permission.
  • Fine, I will sign it only because I don’t want a civil war.
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