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Anglo Saxon Life Lesson Plan
Lesson plan from English Heritage; To make inferences from archaeological evidence, to understand that the Anglo-Saxons lived a long time ago, to learn what we can and can not discover from archaeological evidence, to select distinctive features of Anglo Saxon people. With activity sheet, images and Smart board presentation.
Great Fire full story Text
Text from The London Fire Brigade suitable for teacher notes. Also includes the history of The London Fire Brigade.
Viking Life Video
An exploration of life in Viking Britain through the eyes of a typical family. Differing reasons for the Vikings coming to Britain are explored, and relationships between Anglo-Saxons and the Viking raiders are discussed. Also shown is how King Alfred and Queen Aelthelflaed brought a kind of peace to the country.
Explore The Mary Rose Interactive
"Explore the Mary Rose" is designed to encourage pupils to do two things: to do their own research, and to work from evidence. They can find out for themselves about one member of the crew and his life on board, and discover the main facts about the history and archaeology of the ship. Using the knowledge gained in this way, they can then look more closely at photographs of the artefacts and, working from them, start to draw their own conclusions from the evidence available.
How We Were Taught Text
What was school like 100 years ago? Text and links to National Archive material.
Speech In Shakespeare’s Day Video
Ben demonstrates a number of regional accents and suggests that Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation was a mixture of these. He explains that words like ‘stars’ and ‘wars’ would have rhymed in Original Pronunciation. He recommends speaking quickly, getting rid of long vowel sounds in words like ‘bath’ and mimicking the accent of a pirate to help you sound like one of Shakespeare’s contemporaries.