This year, like many teachers, I am embarking on a new topic for the second year of the A Level course. My topic is Rebellion and Disorder under the Tudors, 1485-1603. I have previous raught a course on Tudor rebellions but it was smaller and limited in scope. My first lesson with the class is to establish the bigger picture and for students to work on a task to gain an overview of the framework of the period they will be studying. An ideal task to achieve this is making visual timelines in groups using event cards where students have to put the event cards in chronological order and write a definition of each event. These event cards cover the topic and hope they will be useful to others.