I made an attempt to teach my 5th graders about the Plymouth Colony. However, when covering what it meant that people went to America to practice their own kind of religion, we got diverted into a discussion of Henry VIII and his tendancy to cut off heads. That lead to a question of how he kept it secret. When I explained that everyone had to see beheading and hanging, partly as a scare tactic and partly because it often passed as entertainment, one of my students came up with the best response ever.
So, Henry VIII was just like Jabba the Hutt?