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Unit 1 The Normans

After half term go to PART 2 - This page it getting too long!

Textbook Reference:KS3 History:Study Guide: Pages 1 - 8; History:Revise KS3: Pages 6 - 33

The first lesson will introduce you to the idea of what history is, and how we find out about it. It will explain the difference sorts of evidence you can find, and suggest ways in which you can work out if it is useful and reliable,

Lesson 1: What is history?

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From then on we look at the United Kingdom from the time that William the Conqueror arrived. This whole unit falls roughly into 3 sections. The first section is all about how William came to become King of England and what he did to make sure it stayed that way!
Next we look at life in of the ordinary people and also the Knights and Lord’s of the Manor. We concentrate on village life as over 90% of the people lived in villages.
The last section looks as 3 very different important events, which illustrate power and influence and change over the Norman period.
Lesson 2: Who should be king?

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Two homeworks have been added to Star Homework - lots were very good - I just picked out 2.

Lesson 3: What happened in 1066?

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The PowerPoint will give you plenty of information, but some of you might like to look for more - here are a few ideas:
Look at the bottom of this page to find links to Stamford Hill and the Battle of Hastings
If you want quite a long read, there is an interesting BBC article about how easily it could have ended differently.
Another long and involved site for those with stamina - lots of different aspects to it all.
Finally a shorter one.
I am sure you may be able to find others

Try this game found by one of last year' s students

Lesson 4: What did William do next?

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Extras: This site is all about the Harrying of the North
Or here for Hereward the Wake
Or here for the Domesday Book

I have just remembered to add the 'Saxon Sun' to Star Homeworks

Lesson 5: The age of castle building

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Star Homework

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Lesson 6: The life of village people

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Extras: Some interesting links here
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/YALDmedievalRS.htm


Lesson 7: Life in the Manor house

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I hope this helps:

Knighthood Training - The Medieval Page

His training commenced from the age of seven. The duties of a knight were seen as the combat duties and those duties related to serving the lords and ladies. The Knighthood training began in earnest as a Page when all their games and sports were geared towards learning skills related to horsemanship, the two-handed sword, battle axe, mace, dagger and lance. Obviously dangerous weapons were not used by these young boys, so often wooden toy versions were used instead. Great emphasis was placed on physical fitness and strength. A Page would start to acquire the skills required of a Knight by practising the skills of tilting a lance during their knighthood training. A target was erected and the Page would mount a wooden 'horse' on wheels holding a lance. The wooden horse would be pulled along by two other pages towards the target and the page would aim the lance. The Page was expected to learn the technique called the 'couch' where the lance is held under the arm to steady it during a course, substantially reducing the amount of flex and increasing the accuracy of a lunge. Sword play was practised using wooden swords and shields. Fighting on piggyback introduced the young knights to the balance and skills required in mounted combat. Knighthood Training in other physical skills included climbing, swimming, throwing stones, javelins, archery and wrestling.
But riding was an important skill to practice. Starting with small ponies they would hone their equestrian skills in their Knighthood training. The pages and squires were also expected to play their part of caring for the horses in the stables.
And do not forget the fun things that pages would be involved in!

Pages and Squires

http://www.castles.me.uk/medieval-knights.htm
and also
http://www.castles.me.uk/medieval-castle-life.htm
http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/knighthood-training.htm
and also
http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/steps-to-knighthood.htm
http://www.kidsonthenet.org.uk/castle/keep.html

Lesson 8: Law and Order

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Good sources:http://www.medieval-life-and-times.info/medieval-times-sitemap/index.htm