Alex Hassell on stage holding a crown

Education Resources

Henry IV Part II

William Shakespeare

Discover teaching ideas and lesson planning inspiration through our range of resources, activities and other supporting materials on Shakespeare's Henry IV Part II.

Henry IV Part II continues the story of the young Prince Hal which begins in Part I. As his Father becomes very ill, Hal has to make choices about how he will rule England and who might need to be left behind.

For young people of all ages, this play is a brilliant way to look at roles and kingship as well as looking at a range of other themes including:

  • Family relationships
  • Friendship and Loyalty
  • Responsibility

There are lots of ways you could choose to approach this text but you may find the following particularly useful: