About the Oliver Cromwell Lesson
To introduce students to Oliver Cromwell using a short reading passage and corresponding questions.
• Students will be introduced to the life of Oliver Cromwell.
• Students will gain an interest in one of the significant historical figures in England?s history.
• Students will practice their reading and reading comprehension skills.
Oliver Cromwell was born in Huntingdon, England on April 25, 1599. His parents were Robert and Elizabeth. At the age of 17, he entered Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge. However, Oliver left without receiving a degree after his father suddenly passed away.
He owned land and farmed. In 1620, Oliver married Elizabeth Bourchier . They had nine children. Around the year 1638, Oliver had a conversion to the Christian faith which changed his life forever.