Who forged medieval England?
I have been working on a series of the lessons under the enquiry question, ‘Who shaped England to 1066?’
It is a work in progress, but I am trying to focus on a few things:
- Carefully sequenced lessons with regular review built in to aid long-term memory (see Rosenshine)
- Clean presentation of ideas (see @OliCav‘s website)
- Setting high standards and teaching to the top, including incorporating real historians (Marc Morris, Simon Schama) and reading primary sources in their entirety (Anglo Saxon Chronicle, Asser’s ‘Life of King Alfred’)
I developed these ideas with my Y7s in mind. They are high-attaining but this also may be too ambitious and dry.
- 2.1 The legacy of the Romans in Britain
- 2.2 An Overview of 800 to 1066
- 2.3 Alfred and the Vikings
- 2.3A Sources: Asser and the Anglo Saxon Chronicle
- 2.4 Alfred the idea of kingship
- 2.5 Alfred to Edward the Confessor
- 3.1 What does Simon Schama think about the Norman Conquest?
- 3.2 What was England like before 1066?
- 3.3 England before 1066: an exploration through Godwine and Canute?
- 3.4 Why did William win the Battle of Hastings?
- 3.5 How did the Norman Conquest change England?