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Power and conflict in the Medieval period

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Defending a castle: Word match
A quick review task on castle defensive features.  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750
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Who was Matilda the 'forgotten Queen'?
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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When was Magna Carta most significant?
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KS3 KS4 | Thematic studies | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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What can we learn from the Bayeux Tapestry?
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KS3 | Using evidence | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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Fantasy castle building!
A fantastic way of getting year 7s to understand key castle  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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Who should succeed Edward the Confessor?
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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1066: a new perspective on why William won
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KS3 | Chronology | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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How did the feudal system help William control England?
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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Why did Geoffrey rebel against his King in 1381?
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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Why did William win the Battle of Hastings?
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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Meet Edward the Confessor
A starter activity in the style of 'if this is the answer, what  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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William the Conqueror fact file
A quick activity in which students use information about William  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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Domesday quiz
Quick fire true or false quiz on the Domesday book. Ideal as  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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Takeaway homework: Ye Olde King's Head
A homework menu which can be used for any Medieval topic (suggestions  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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Which medieval king are you?
An interactive activity to help students explore the choices  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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Why is it difficult to find out about Becket's death?
A source based investigation into Becket's murder intended to  … read more
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KS3 | Using evidence | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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Compare the armies of William and Harold
Students look in detail at the armies of William and Harold and  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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Exemplar essay analysis: Why did William win the Battle of Hastings?
A really useful introduction to essay writing. An example essay  … read more
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KS3 | Communicating about the past | Essay writing | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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How did King John anger the barons?
Crown yourself King John and engage your students (a.k.a barons)  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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Has History judged King John fairly?
A sequence of suggested activities in which students use contemporary  … read more
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KS3 | Interpretation | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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Why did William create the Domesday book?
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KS3 | Communicating about the past | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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Battle of Hastings storyboard
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KS3 | Using evidence | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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Who should be King? 1066 ICT activity
A whole lesson for the ICT suite. Students select their preferred  … read more
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KS3 | Communicating about the past | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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The Battle of Hastings: spot the mistake
A research homework and follow-up starter on the armies which  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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How powerful were medieval kings?
A source based activity sheet that examines the power of medieval  … read more
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KS3 | Using evidence | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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Profile of Henry II
Students create a profile of Henry II using information from  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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How did the Normans take control of England?
Two differentiated resources to help students explain how William  … read more
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KS3 | Change and continuity | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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The Harrying of the North
Cause and consequence are explored in this introductory resource  … read more
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KS3 | Cause and consequence | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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Investigating the Domesday Book web trail
A question sheet help students gather information on the Domesday  … read more
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KS3 | Using evidence | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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Crusaders – the movie!
A fun task in which students explore some of the positive and  … read more
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KS3 | Interpretation | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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Who was the true hero in the battle for Britain?
A group exercise designed to get students thinking about the  … read more
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KS3 | Communicating about the past | Significance | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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What was the significance of the Magna Carta?
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KS3 | Significance | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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William the Conqueror - How to solve a problem like England?
A ranking and matching exercise designed to get students thinking  … read more
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KS3 | Change and continuity | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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How did Harold die?
A source based investigation looking at the mystery surrounding  … read more
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KS3 | Using evidence | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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Attacking and defending a castle
A simple card sorting activity for identifying methods of attack  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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Henry and Thomas Becket – chronology card sort
A simple card sorting exercise to establish how the rocky relationship  … read more
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KS3 | Chronology | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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What kind of king was William the Conqueror?
An interactive role-play activity in which students find out  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500
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